Tag Archives: 1964

Nurses Three: Danger Island (#5) By Jean Kirby

If her terrible injuries were to be tended, it was up to strangers – people like Penny – to do what must be done… Continuing our annual fall retrospective of Whitman girls’ series books with the 5th volume in the … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: On Call For Trouble (#4) By Jean Kirby

Why is Linda so angry? What can I do to help? Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve noted before the reasons for the enduring popularity of Nursing as profession for YA heroines, so it’s … Continue reading

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Donna Parker Takes A Giant Step (#7) By Marcia Martin

“Senior high!” she whispered. “Can you really believe it? We’ll actually be in tenth grade, going to Summerfield Senior High School!” Back to school! Let’s double down with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance Eh, … Continue reading

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Amy Moves In By Marilyn Sachs

“They’re laughing at me, those stupid girls. I hate them!” Amy decides. I often point out how a good YA historical never fails to address the disease and death that lurk around every corner in the 19th century… but even … Continue reading

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That Certain Girl By Dorothea J. Snow

It had been common knowledge for several months that the Taylors were moving away from their home on Colfax Street to a big new mansion on Holly Tree Hill… Another title suggested by a couple of readers during last fall’s … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Up The Down Staircase By Bel Kaufman

(Click here for information on the 2017 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Since That Party By Inger Brattström

When it’s all over, Stella knows that nothing can ever be the same again. Not for Stella. Not for Christopher. And certainly not for Nicholas. Poor Nicholas. Oh, if only the plot could live up to the cover Scholastic slapped … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Co-Ed, April 1964.

Published by Scholastic between 1959 and 1985, Co-Ed’s somewhat confusing tagline was “The High School Magazine For Homemakers and Career Girls”, which covers pretty much every group of young women except collegiate co-eds. The content isn’t all that different from the … Continue reading

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