Tag Archives: Princess Culture

Review: Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Anne-Sophia Lanquetin. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: This cover is amazing. The girls are … Continue reading

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Review: Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. 2007 and 2012. Bloomsbury. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: These covers aren’t that appealing to me. While I like very much that we see an actual girl that … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon

The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon Houghton Mifflin, 2002 (currently available) Genre: Fairy Tale, Picture Book Face Value: This is an extraordinary cover. It is a particularly extraordinary cover for a princess book targeted at 4-7 year olds. To illustrate … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the People Responsible for The Princess Diaries Movie

Dear Gary Marshall and Walt Disney Pictures: We, the women of http://www.slatebreakers.com, recently spent an evening watching your 2001 film, The Princess Diaries in honor of our Meg Cabot Theme Week celebration. Although we very much enjoyed your charming film … 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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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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