Moxie follows Vivian, a high school student in a small town in Texas. She is motivated to start a feminist revolution called MOXIE by her mother's involvement in the Riot Grrrl movement of the 90s and sexist boys (and adults!) at her school. Moxie is an inspiring book to read for young people; especially girls. The book battles not only sexism, but racism, and homophobia, too. Moxie truly shows that women are capable of anything when we work together! — Quinn J. (Teen Book Club)— From Moxie
"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."--Amy Poehler
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her 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!
About the Author
Jennifer Mathieu is the author of Devoted, Afterward, and The Truth About Alice, the winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award. She teaches high school English in Texas, where she lives in the Houston area with her husband and son.