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Readergirlz: August 2008

August 1st, 2008 (04:23 pm)
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Read the new issue of readergirlz.

This month's theme is Body Image. We're highlighting three books by Melissa Walker: Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private, the story of a self-proclaimed "P-L-A-I-N" girl who unexpectedly becomes a supermodel and has to deal with the pressures and contradictions of the modeling industry.

Talk About It

Do you think the fashion industry promotes unrealistic images of what women's bodies look like? If so, how can we help change that? Would you ever become a model? Strike up a discussion at the readergirlz forum. Also check out the Love Your Body Foundation and mark your calendars for Love Your Body Day 2008.

Join our hour-long chat with Melissa Walker on Thursday, September 4th starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST at the readergirlz forum.

Recommended Reads

Keeping this month's theme and spotlighted title in mind, the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council also recommend the following books:

Fiction
On Pointe by Lorie Ann Grover
Looks by Madeleine George
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Non-Fiction
Body Drama by Nancy Amanda Redd

Recent Reads
Last month's featured book and author: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Next month's featured book and author: Good Enough by Paula Yoo
Visit the readergirlz archive.

Related Posts
Meet the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council
Read the original readergirlz press release
View all of the readergirlz-tagged posts at Bildungsroman
Check out my interview with Melissa Walker
Consult my book list called But I Don't Want to Be Famous!

Comments

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 31st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)

Oh my goodness! Oh, yes, indeed. How many books? Tell me so I can narrow down the list accordingly . . . or just. keep. typing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 31st, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)

Some booklists to start you off:
http://slayground.livejournal.com/74061.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/73379.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/170494.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/178045.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/155195.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/169010.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/85005.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/153919.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/369932.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/98531.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/317783.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/76362.html
http://slayground.livejournal.com/200970.html

Get every single book written by:
Christopher Golden
Maureen Johnson
Sarah Dessen
Cynthia Voight
Paul Zindel
Lois Lowry

Hit the readergirlz recommended books:
http://www.readergirlz.com/archive.html
(Look in each issue for additional book recommendations!)

Don't forget the great classics as well as the modern classics from the past sixty years, the biographies, the non-fiction, the graphic novels, the movie tie-ins, the popular contemporary lines like this . . . Oh, I wish I were able to go on a shopping trip with you and pile up your cart!

Please, please, let me know if you need more recommendations!

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 1st, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)

You are welcome! I am glad to help. I am really glad that you asked. I love this kind of thing. My customers know I'm happy to be their personal shopper, so I'm excited to help you (albeit virtually) as you build your library!

Posted by: boothyisawesome (boothyisawesome)
Posted at: August 1st, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)

OMG YAY FOR MELISSA WALKER!!!

AND YAY FOR PAULA YOO NEXT MONTH!!!!

I love both of them- so excited!! :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 1st, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

Much fun.

Posted by: leigh_purtill (leigh_purtill)
Posted at: August 1st, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)

Great lists of books there and so great that readergirlz is spotlighting an issue very dear to my heart: body image. I hope readers will also check out my novel, ALL ABOUT VEE, for a story about a plus-size teen trying to make it in Hollywood and how she struggles to stay positive about herself when faced with criticism about her weight.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 1st, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)

:)

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