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That Girl Lucy Moon

Lucy Moon is the kind of girl who champions animal rights -- during hunting season. She wears a woven hemp hat in support of third-world workers. She is the kind of girl who spots injustice and isn't afraid to fight it. But things are different in junior high. The qualities that used to make Lucy distinctive now just mark her as uncool. It seems as though everyone has been brainwashed -- except for Lucy, who has activism in her DNA. When her latest cause lands with a harsh detention sentence, a "bad influence" reputation, and a vandalized locker, Lucy begins to lose her verve. Can she stand up for her beliefs and survive junior high? 

Click HERE to watch a book trailer made by my wonderful niece, Eloise!


  • A Book Sense Pick!
  • A New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" Title 
  • Friends of American Writers Literary Award Winner 
  • A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • An Amelia Bloomer Book   
Lucy Moon is one of the most original characters I’ve come across in a long, long time
— Nikki Grimes, award-winning author of Dark Sons and Bronx Masquerade
Lucy’s a winning character, whose native fierceness and sudden uncertainty will resonate with readers.
— Kirkus Reviews
A wonderful coming-of-age story for young girls that deals with issues such as fitting in when going from elementary school to junior high.
— BookSense
This book will have readers cheering as Lucy Moon grows in her commitment to activism.
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Need a Discussion Guide? Got it! Lucy Moon Discussion Guide (pdf)