A Novel

Book - 2017
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Vivian Carter is fed up with a high school administration that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv is fed up with always following the rules. Her mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781626726352
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 07, 2019

Amy Poehler is directing the Netflix adaptation. Please let it be as good as this book!

This book gives a nod to the 80's Punk Zine Culture, and is all about Female Empowerment.

Oct 19, 2018


(Also, what's "moxie"? What year did THAT come from?)

Jul 24, 2018

“Moxie” didn’t impress me. Having read “The Nowhere Girls” by Amy Reed, I expected another empowering and thought provoking novel, this time based in a small town. But this book just doesn’t strike any emotions. Vivian is tired of the sexism that takes place in her school. Day after day, football jocks are permitted to wear degrading and sexist t-shirts, while girls are sent home for minor dress code violations. Fed up with the undisputed behaviour of the males in her school and inspired by her mother, a former Riot Grrrl, Viv begins writing zines under the name “Moxie” and sparks revolution in her school. I loved how the zines were shown in the book; they really enhanced the experience and gave a great visual. On the other hand, this book was a bit of a stretch and didn’t focus as much on the feminism and empowerment topics as much as I would’ve liked. I’d recommend you read “The Nowhere Girls” instead. Rating ⅖ @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 30, 2018

Absolutely love this book. Every girl should read this. And not just girls, either. The book has some positive messages and examples for men on how to be an ally.

OPL_KrisC Jan 31, 2018

This book fits right in with all of the movements that are currently in the news. It's all about girl power and standing up for yourself. I think everyone should read it!

Jan 18, 2018

A wonderful exploration of female empowerment and what it means to be in a feminist in a world that doesn't always believe you or care. Excellent for young adults (and adults too!)

Dec 18, 2017

What a great "girl power" book about girls working together and supporting each other.

DPLaprilteenservices Dec 08, 2017

A great book for teens who are exploring feminism and/or are interested in the #metoo movement.

RDPL_Teens Nov 27, 2017

"Your silence will not protect you." Audre Lorde

A poignant quote form this Awesome YA book about girls standing up for themselves (and each other) against sexism and gender prejudice. Vivian, the main character, struggles throughout the book between her want to fit-in and not make waves and her anger over the sexist behavior of the elite football players of her school, but her anger and desire for fair treatment win out and she unwittingly starts a movement at her school.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and believe it should be required reading for ALL high school students.

Read it, just read it.

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Oct 22, 2018

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