Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (179) Moxie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:31 PM with 2 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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Moxie

Author: Jennifer Mathieu 

Publisher: Roaring Brook
Release Date: September 19, 2017

Goodreads:


An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivan Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school 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 Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's 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 other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!


Why I'm Excited: Riot Grrls and 90s vines! Oh, how it takes me back. I discovered my feminist roots during the 90s third wave. Plus after this weekend's inspiring protests, how could I not feature this one? I really enjoyed this author's The Truth About Alice, and am excited to read something new from her. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and will definitely be keeping my eyes out for this one. 

What are you waiting for on this Wednesday? Link me up!

2 comments:

  1. I got an email about this book! It sounds really cool, and very timely (like you said, about the marches). I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Nat. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

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  2. I love anything involving feminism and the 90s. Love it! Great pick, Natalie!

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Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!