Not Here to Be Liked

Quach, M.
Eliza is all set to be editor-in-chief of the school paper; after all, she has been working on it for years and is the best qualified. Her dreams are dashed when Len, an ex-jock, unexpectedly runs against her and wins. In a viral essay, Eliza pours out her frustration and inadvertently starts a feminist movement at school. When Eliza and Len are asked to work together civilly, things get complicated indeed! This timely novel offers students the opportunity to reflect on and discuss complex questions they face, including gender politics, feminism, gender roles, equality, equal opportunity, and online social dynamics. Suitable for a class novel, literature circles, and class or school library.
English Language Arts
  • 8-12