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Summer Jobs Week Review: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. Scholastic, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: There are 2 covers available, and both are kind of average. The one I read I definitely prefer – it features a hotel wallpaper … Continue reading

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Books, Feminism, and TYA: An Ode to Matilda the Musical

We write this blog about feminism in YA and kids books because we are avid lovers of both of things. But in our real lives, both Brianna and I have degrees in theatre for youth, and work in the field … Continue reading

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Review: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic Novel Face Value: This cover is exquisite. First, the dark colors and brooding artwork perfectly capture the gothic tone of the story. Then, when … Continue reading

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Review: Son by Lois Lowry

Son by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Face Value: Oh, I love this new set of covers for the quartet that’s being released with Son. Simple and evocative, these covers capture … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: Dreams in the Golden Country by Kathryn Lasky

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 by Kathryn Lasky. Scholastic Inc, 1998. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: The interesting thing about … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee and Low Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Poetry Face Value: Perfect. The more I look at this cover the more I’m in love with it. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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Shakespeare-Inspired YA Titles We’d Love To Read

The Shakespearean mash-ups we read this week inspired us to come up with our own prospective plotlines for YA novels. Here are the gems that we would like to see in bookstores sometime soon: The Tempest, but set at the … Continue reading

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