Junior Review: Dress Coded

Standing up for what you believe in is important. Especially when you want to fight against teachers’ unfair judgement towards young women’s clothing. 

A dress code revolution takes place in an Ohio middle school, because of one podcast in the book Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone.

Molly Frost is upset, because multiple girls at Fisher Middle School are getting dress coded for reasons like their clothing distracts the boys. 

Molly knows that she must step up and make a change in the school before she leaves for high school. She starts a podcast, Dress Coded, and interviews current and former students on their experiences at Fisher. 

The podcast shares many moments of harassment which leads to shame and sadness. 

Molly is also dealing with her personal issues at home, but how will she be able to tackle the tough school principal, dean, and board to change the handbook once and for all?

Author Carrie Firestone has written a very emotionally charged book, because it shows the unfair treatment many girls face in middle school over their clothing. This book is really empowering to show young girls that they should step up and make their voices heard. Reading this wonderful novel will teach you that you should speak up for what is right.

Title: Dress Coded
Author: Carrie Firestone
G P Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House, $26.06
Publication Date: July 7, 2020
Format: Hardcover
For ages: 10 – 13
Type: Middle Grade Fiction

July 21, 2021 at 12:34AM DimbutNice