Moxie

Moxie

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
ISBN: 9781626726352
1626726353
9781250104267
1250104262
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mat
Description: 330 pages ; 22 cm

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Vivian has had it with the way girls are treated at school and fights back with a feminist zine that inspires her classmates.

Vivian has had it with the way girls are treated at school and fights back with a feminist zine that inspires her classmates.


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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Gina_Vee Mar 28, 2021

I loved this book. It's been on my reading list forever, and I thought it was time to read it now that it's on Netflix. I wish I'd read it sooner. Moxie is the name of the feminist movement Emma pretty much starts on accident through publishing zines at her school. The book talks about the feminist movement through a modern lens without ever naming it as such. It's born out of Emma just being sick and tired of the patriarchal culture of her school and wanting the voices of the girls at her school to be heard and valued. I wish I had Moxie as a movement at my school. This is a powerful novel.

VaughanPLKatherine Mar 04, 2021

I enjoyed this book about a girl in high school who creates a feminist zine to combat the toxic status quo at her small town school. It is cliche storyline wise which is what I expected, and thus did not care. I also liked seeing our protagonists journey, as she finds her voice and inspires others, and I hope it inspires readers as well!

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chantelle26
Jul 18, 2020

This book is badass! I really don't know why more people haven't read it. It is so empowering. I actually clenched my fists a few times while reading this. It got me angry the things that were happening! I never actually realized how bad sexism is in the world until I read this book. LIKE THIS COMMENT IF YOU THINK THIS BOOK IS BADASS! 555555555 STARS

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SAM HRANAC
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.

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nottherealethen
Oct 19, 2018

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

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

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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merialatorre
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!

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“for my twelfth-grade Current Topics teacher for calling me a feminazi in front of the entire class. You insulted me, but you also sparked my interest in feminism, so really, the joke is on you. Revenge is best served cold, you jerk. CHAPTER ONE”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“Ladies and Gentlemen of East Rockport, I'd like to accept this Not-A-Dick Award on behalf of all the guys out there who recognize it's gross as hell to do the bump 'n' grab. I'd like to thank my mother for raising me with the knowledge that she she would disown me if I ever did something like that, and I'd like to thank my dad for backing her up.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“As much as I love her, I know she wouldn’t get it. Meemaw and Grandpa see the world one way. You go to church on Sunday, you don’t wear white after Labor Day, and you always say “Merry Christmas,” not “Happy Holidays.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

Wow, so he votes Republican and he tends to sexist Neanderthals on the side. Sounds like a real winner.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“And you telling me not all guys are like that doesn’t really help me feel better. Because some guys are like that. A lot of them, actually.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“Audre Lorde quote on them. YOUR SILENCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

"It said girls are a revolutionary soul force that can change the world for real.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“Making girls monitor their behavior and their appearance because boys are supposedly unable to control themselves? That is one of the oldest fucking tricks in the book.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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Somanybooks11
Mar 31, 2021

“it occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favorite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like human beings in a world that’s always finding ways to tell them they’re not.”
― Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie

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