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Dress Coded

Dress Coded

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"An eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion."--
Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top when she had to keep her sweatshirt wrapped around her waist. Liza got dress coded and Molly didn't, even though they were wearing the exact same outfit. Jessica was pulled over by the principal, missed a math quiz, and her teacher gave her an F. Molly starts a podcast protesting that it's impossible to find shorts that are longer than her fingertips, and that middle school is hard enough without accusing girls of using their bodies as a distraction. As their small rebellion swells into a revolution, the girls are not backing down. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781984816436
Branch Call Number: J FIC FIRE
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 06, 2021

I thought this was a very wonderful book! It had a plotline that made perfect sense and the characters were well developed. The cover art was really inclusive which was nice to see for sure. Another thing I loved about it was that it didn't get all romance-y or bleh. When I was reading I felt like the author had actually done some research, which is not a very common thing to read. Something I noticed as I was reading was that the book was really honest about the addiction the main characters brother suffered. As I read on I did get really involved in the characters lives and stories, which signifies a very well woven plot and story web. I ended up finishing the whole thing in one sitting. Overall, it was a really great book!!

I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down and finished it in less than 24 hours. I loved the format which includes transcripts of a pod cast, text messages, and typical book entries. The topic of dress codes has been increasing in recent years and I think this book is an extreme example but it makes the point very well. I would recommend this book to anyone in 4th grade or above who enjoys reading about youth activism and doesn't mind a predominantly female cast.

SAPL_Teens Nov 05, 2020

Molly Frost has had enough! The dress code at her school is out of control - girls are told to change their clothes or go home almost every day. When her classmate Olivia is unfairly dress coded and the principal decides to cancel the 8th grade camping trip because of it, Molly knows that something has to be done. So she starts a podcast where she interviews girls who have been dress coded and she’s determined to make her voice heard even when the adults don’t want to listen.

Dress-Coded is a great book about standing up for what you believe in and using your voice to speak up for what is right. 4/5 stars - SAPL Read It & Review Contributor


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