And the administration wonders why I don't subscribe to magazines. The vast majority of young adult authors are extremely responsible about the images of girls and women in literature and create positive, strong female characters. Even when books for teen girls are packaged in appealing "pink" covers, most have positive messages for girls. I am careful of paperbacks, though-- books not issued in hard cover are the worst offenders of examples of stereotypes. It's gratifying to know that authors are thinking about this! Thank you!