Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Bibliographic Information: Sanders. G. (Editor). (2012).  Teen vogue.  (2012).  USA: Condé Nast Publications.  Website URL: Teen VOGUE

Plot Summary: Teen VOGUE was launched in the very early 2000's as an offshoot magazine of VOGUE; which decided to contribute to the rapidly growing teen magazine market (mediapost.com, 2000).
Teen VOGUE offers its customers sections called: Fashion, Beauty & Health, and Feature.These sections offer the most up to the minute information on fashion that is most relevant to teens.

Looking through the pages of Teen VOGUE it is clear that this magazine is designed for teens looking for a more mature spin on every day fashions. It is designed with teens in mind, but it still has a very heavy VOGUE influence throughout all its pages.

Critical Evaluation:

Reader’s Annotation:
Teens are now able to stay plugged in with the biggest trends in haute couture fashion while getting the best of love, health, and general life in the teen world.

Information About the Publisher: Teen VOGUE is run by Condé Nast Publications (teenvogue.com, 2012). Condé Nast heads in the US, "18 magazines, 4 business-to-busienss magazines, 27 websites, and over 50 mobile and tablet apps (condenast.com, 2012). Condé Nast has won "more national magazine awards" than all their magazine competitors combined" (condenast.com, 2012).

Condé Nast is also the owner of VOGUE, Teen VOGUE's inspiration magazine.  


Curriculum Ties
: Can be included in a segment about fashion and self-expression through style.

Booktalking Ideas:
1). What do fashion trends reflect about popular culture?
2). Do you think teens dress to maturely for their age?

Reading Level/Interest Age: 12-17 (mediapost.com, 2000)

Challenge Issues: Can include some mature topics, such as sex, birth control, and body image issues. I would use the following items to defend this magazine if it was ever challenged:

1) Refer to Library Bill of Rights, see items: I, II, and III (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill).
2) Refer to San Diego Public Library collection policy - (http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/about-the-library/freedom.shtml).  Original site: The American Library Association (ALA) Freedom to Read/View Statement (http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/statementspols/ftrstatement/freedomreadstatement).
3) Refer to California School Library Association (CSLA), Model School Library Standards - September 2010 (http://www.csla.net/index.php/publications/school-library-standards). PDF: (http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/librarystandards.pdf).
4) Refer t0 American Association for School, Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner (http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf)
5) Contact Office of Intellectual Freedom for any further support, 800-545-2433, ext. 4223 or oif@ala.org.
6) Refer to legitimate book reviews, such as: School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book and others; found on either Academic Search Premier, Follett's TITLEWAVE, or Amazon.com.

Why did you include this magazine in the titles you selected?:
This magazine offers teens a more sophisticated look into fashion without losing the teen edge that makes it so popular. This magazine also helps teens find their more individual side through fashion and personal expression.

Reference Page:

condenast.com.  (2012).  About us.  Retrieved July 9, 2012 from  http://www.condenast.com/about-us

mediapost.com.  VOGUE to launch teen version of magazine.  (2000). Retrieved July 9, 2012 from http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/9738/vogue-to-launch-teen-version-of-magazine.html

teenvogue.com.  (2012).  Teen VOGUE.  Retrieved July 9, 2012 from http://www.teenvogue.com/

Cover art: http://www.trendfashionstyle.org/2907/katy-perry-cover-teen-vogue-2012/

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