Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 16 - Pretty and Pink?

Some food for thought as you're working on picture books: Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, on the dark side of “pretty and pink.”  PW’s review said, “With insight and biting humor, the author explores her own conflicting feelings as a mother as she protects her offspring and probes the roots and tendrils of the girlie-girl movement.” The author was on the Diane Rehm show; listen to it (or download the podcast) at this link:


  1. I missed this radio episode & the DIANE REHM SHOW is one of my favorites.
    Many thanks Lora Koehler & Jean Regan, for this post, spot-on for me, as this week my p.b. I'm working at (#3, I'm dong 1 a week in the pb. marathon) is set in a cemetery.
    Not a "pink" topic, but talk about conflicting feelings, scary feeings, the chance for an attempt at biting humor...

  2. Here are some hopefully inspiring Guest Author & Illustrator Posts about, not feelings (good topic, though) but action, and characterization:
    Hope someone finds them helpful!