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Dress Coded

By: Carrie Firestone

Molly Frost is FED UP…
Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top.
Because Liza got dress coded and Molly didn’t, even though they were wearing the exact same outfit.
Because when Jessica was pulled over by the principal and missed a math quiz, her teacher gave her an F.
Because it’s impossible to find shorts that are longer than her fingertips.
Because girls’ bodies are not a distraction.
Because middle school is hard enough.

And so Molly starts a podcast where girls can tell their stories, and before long, her small rebellion swells into a revolution. Because now the girls are standing up for what’s right, and they’re not backing down.

ISBN: 9781984816436

JLG Release: Sep 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Ableism , Discrimination: Gender Identity , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion
Topics: Dress codes , Protest movements , Middle schools , Podcasts , Friendship , Family life , Vaping , Girls and women

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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When eighth grader Molly Fisher becomes fed up with her school’s unfair enforcement of the dress code policy, she starts a podcast in protest. Through interviews she conducts with her classmates, Molly educates her listeners (and readers) on how the dress code is enforced almost exclusively through young women, and disproportionately affects thos When eighth grader Molly Fisher becomes fed up with her school’s unfair enforcement of the dress code policy, she starts a podcast in protest. Through interviews she conducts with her classmates, Molly educates her listeners (and readers) on how the dress code is enforced almost exclusively through young women, and disproportionately affects those who have developed sooner or more than their classmates. Outside of school, her family is in crisis after they discover that Molly’s brother has been selling tobacco vape pods to younger kids on the bus. The issues are timely without seeming trendy, and Firestone’s crackling writing makes every day in Molly’s life interesting to read about—even one of the most boring events on Earth, a school board meeting. By painting such a full picture of Molly’s life, Firestone shows how difficult it can be to simply exist in the world of middle school. Hand this first purchase to blossoming activists of every cause; this is a deeply, often scathingly honest work of modern fiction.

Book Details

ISBN

9781984816436

First Release

September 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/10 x 5 1/2

Page Count

320

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.8; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Ableism , Discrimination: Gender Identity , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion

Topics

Dress codes, Protest movements, Middle schools, Podcasts, Friendship, Family life, Vaping, Girls and women,

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Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

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