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Readergirlz: November 2008

November 1st, 2008 (12:47 pm)
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Welcome to November! All month long, we'll be talking about Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White at readergirlz. This is White's fourth book about Meg, the oldest child (and only daughter) of the President.

Can you imagine what it would be like to grow up in the White House and have your mom as the President of the United States? Meg's gotten used to it, as have her two younger brothers, but she's having a hard time coming to terms with the brutal kidnapping and abuse she endured earlier that year. Long May She Reign is her story of healing, both physically and emotionally, while trying to adjust to life as a college freshman.

Check out the new issue of readergirlz to read an interview with the author, listen to the book's playlist, and more. Get the book from your local library or bookstore, give it a read, and join in our book discussions.

Cast YOUR Vote!

What did you think of the book? What do you think it would be like have a President for a parent? Would you ever run for President? Talk to other readers and to the author herself at the readergirlz forum.

Ellen Emerson White will be chatting live at the readergirlz forum on Tuesday, November 18th. The chat will start at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour.

In honor of National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we're going to have a bonus chat this month. Cynthia Leititch Smith and Joseph Bruchac will be chatting live at the readergirlz forum on Thursday, November 6th. This chat will also start at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour.

The readergirlz divas are also getting a blog scavenger hunt together. Keep your eye on the readergirlz website and blog (and this blog too, of course!) for details.

Recommended Reads

The readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council recommend the following books alongside Long May She Reign:

Fiction
Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White
First Daughter: White House Rules by Mitali Perkins
Wide Awake by David Levithan

Non-Fiction
First Daughters: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters by Gerard W. Gawalt and Ann G. Gawalt
Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Act. Vote. More Than 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why

Read, Reflect, Reach Out

Just because you're not 18 yet doesn't mean you can't get involved in what's been called the most important election of our generation. Underage or not, there are loads of ways you can sound your political voice! Visit What Kids Can Do and get inspired by stories of young political activists.

Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Next month's featured book and author: How to be Popular by Meg Cabot
Coming in January: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Coming in February: No Laughter Here by Rita Williams-Garcia

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