A NEW YOUNG ADULT IMPRINT

BW • 5.75 x 8.5 • 304 pages
Grades: 9 to 12 / Ages: 14 to 18

Hardcover Jacket
978-1-5253-0148-3 | Oct 1, 2019
List Price:
USD $17.99, CAD $18.99

Michigan vs. the Boys

When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it's time to even the score.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there's still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn't exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up — even if it means putting her future on the line.

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Reviews & Awards

Reviews

“Michigan vs. the Boys is a mature exploration --- with no sugarcoating --- of some of the struggles a female goes through playing male-dominated sports. A must-read for those who want to break down barriers in sport.”
— Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the only Canadian Captain, male or female, to lead two Olympic hockey teams to Gold, February 2019

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READING LEVELS

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Lexile Level

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670

KEYWORDS

#metoo
feminism
strong female character
female athlete
empowering women
varsity
Hockey
athleticism
hazing
high school
harassment
stereotypes
sexism
teen books for girls
friendship
love
romance