"Vivian’s mom was a rebel. In the nineties, she followed her favorite punk-rock bands across the Pacific Northwest and championed the Riot Grrrl movement.... Vivian, raised in East Rockport, Texas, where high-school football stars are king and their bad behavior is excused by a blind-eyed administration, is a mild-mannered good girl. But when she witnesses a sexist incident in class, she is disturbed. One trip to a copy store later, and Moxie is born: an anonymous, Riot Grrrl–inspired zine that contains both a diatribe and a call to action. These actions start small, but as more girls become involved, the movement grows, protesting everything from an unfairly enforced dress code to sexual harassment." --Booklist, Starred Review.
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A review of Moxie by the review publication Kirkus caused controversy when it claimed that the book might alienate male readers, saying the book: ..." occasionally fails to consider that changing a culture of misogyny requires educating and embracing support from members of all genders"
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