Riley is so glad that girls started the Red Club at her Massachusetts middle school before she got her first period and is happy to help lead the group supporting one another through menstruation’s ups and downs.
She is beyond mad when the school administration shuts down the club due to “parent complaints,” removes the emergency supplies from the Red Club’s locker, and suddenly starts enforcing an antiquated dress code that only impacts girls.
Time for the eighth grader to use her school newspaper investigative reporting skills to find out who complained about the Red Club and how to update that dress code!
Co-leader Cee puts together an action plan, and the “Revenge of the Red Club” begins – normalizing period talk, boys wearing clothes out of dress code as allies, and more.
But can the Red Club control the way that the rest of the school reacts?
Is Cole interested in Riley or in the developing news story?
Why is Riley’s best friend Ava acting so weird?
The world would be a better place if every school had a Red Club support group, and the Hawking Middle School girls are determined to get theirs back!
Want more information about menstruation issues? Check out Period Power, by Nadya Okamoto here.
How is your school supporting this part of adolescence and everyday life?