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Barbie and Ken By Cynthia Lawrence and Bette Lou Maybee

How these popular high school classmates solve their dilemmas makes for many hours of entertaining reading! Upon her introduction in 1959, Mattel’s Barbie doll was intended to be something of a blank slate: a glamorous avatar on which girls could … Continue reading

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Hollywood Daughters #3: Encore By Joan Lowery Nixon

Erin Jenkins, teen star, feels closer to her show-biz parents than to her real ones, who don’t approve of her television career… Background: The first volume of the Hollywood Daughters series dealt with former child star Abby “Cookie” Baynes and her … Continue reading

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Couples #18: Kiss and Run By M.E. Cooper

Was their kiss the end of a perfect friendship or the beginning or something special? Somehow I failed to notice that I was picking up #18 in a series (I think I assumed that “Couples” was a Scholastic imprint, like … Continue reading

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Polly French of Whitford High (#1) By Francine Lewis

Never before in her fourteen lively years had Polly French found herself in a predicament as delicious and ticklish as this one. And in the third and final entry in our annual look at Whitman hardcovers, I give you the … Continue reading

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Donna Parker In Hollywood (#5) By Marcia Martin

“So this is California!” Donna thought. Pools, studios, celebrities, blue skies! And, for a girl on her first trip west, more excitement, more fun than seemed possible. In our second installment of our 2016 Salute To Whitman Hardcovers, we again … Continue reading

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Meg: The Treasure Nobody Saw (Meg Duncan #5)

It was a dark, stormy night when Meg Duncan saw the mysterious figure in white entering the Haywood house. Who could it be?  Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, … Continue reading

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Margaret (Sunfire Romance #27) By Jane Claypool Miner

Can her worst student teach her the most important lesson of all? Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance! Background: Scholastic’s … Continue reading

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