Tag Archives: Theme Week

Working Women: Kicking Off the Summer Jobs Theme Week

Summer and YA novels are a perfect pair. When hot weather and some spare leisure time coincide, it’s the perfect opportunity to curl up outside with a great book. I fondly remember the days before high school, when summer meant … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Babymouse is doing The Nixon. Babymouse is rocking that podium. There are just no words that can adequately … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin

The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin. Little, Brown and Co., 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This book is part of a series, and the covers all have the same concept for the design: you … Continue reading

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Election Week: Looking for the Ladies

November 6th is quickly approaching, and it seems that elections are the only topic on everyone’s mind. We hope that you will graciously allow the Slatebreakers blog to get in on the action. Although many of us may be tiring … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson

The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 by Kirby Larson. Scholastic, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Historical fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: This is the first book from the 2010 relaunch of the … Continue reading

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Dear Dear America: A Tribute to the Dear America Diaries

As Sarah and I made our summer plans for the Slatebreakers blog, we decided to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a whole week of posts dedicated to the most patriotic Slatebreaking series we could think of: the Dear … Continue reading

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Review: Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray. Little, Brown, and Company, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Fiction Face Value: Oh my goodness. Here we have a severe example of the male gaze ruining a book cover. As Sarah so beautifully said when … Continue reading

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