Jennifer Mathieu is the award-winning author of several young adult novels including Moxie, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the top young adult novels of 2017, and The Truth About Alice, an Amazon Editors' Pick for Best YA Books of 2014. She is also a full-time high school English teacher who lives in Texas with her husband, son, and dog. She loves to eat but hates to cook.
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Who Runs the World?: Fierce YA Females
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
"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!
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