Tag Archives: Pink

Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone

The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone. Viking, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Non-Fiction Face Value: This cover is…well…weird. I have always found the sideways glance of … Continue reading

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Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot HarperTeen, 2000. (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Romance Face Value: Well…there’s a whole lot of bright pink on this cover, and not a small amount of sparkle. I’ll give you that. BUT – there’s something … Continue reading

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Review: Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Pink by Lili Wilkinson HarperTeen, 2009 (currently available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: This cover is eye catching, with the white background and giant garish lips. Yeah, they’re a little alarming, but the striking shades of lipstick reflect the … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Covering Cover Art

This is a topic that has certainly been, ahem, covered, in a lot of places already. But since we’ve been referencing our feelings about book covers, at least briefly in all of our reviews, I wanted to start the conversation … Continue reading

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Fancy Nancy & the Male Gaze

This post inaugurates a new feature category here at Slatebreakers in which we critically analyze some aspect of kidlit or YA. We’re calling it “Use Your Gray Matter.” This category is named after a line of dialogue from one of … Continue reading

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