Tag Archives: Summer Reading

Summer Week Review: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Armistad, 2010 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Seriously, one of the best. There’s so much to like about this cover. First, it absolutely feels like summer, without looking like a beach story. … Continue reading

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Summer Week Review: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Penguin, 2009. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Sarah Dessen’s books are notorious victims of terrible covers. The pink-tinged girly frivolity of the cover often betrays the depth of the writing … Continue reading

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Summer Books Week: Celebrating a Slatebreaking Year!

It’s summertime. And Brianna just moved to Wisconsin, where it’s actually beautiful and people like to be outside in the summer (I am still here in Phoenix where it’s 110 and summer means that we hide out inside in the … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Summer Reading

Use Your Gray Matter: Summer Reading Temperatures are rising and university courses are wrapping up. Soon, our friends in elementary, middle, and high schools will be out for the summer as well. Because I work with young people, my life … Continue reading

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Slatebreaking Books to Diversify Your Reading

At Slatebreakers, we’re constantly fighting against the stereotype that only male can be universal. But that’s not the only problem. It’s all too easy for books about white, straight characters to be read as the universal experience, while books about … Continue reading

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