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179 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
"Set in the early '90s, My Riot is about a trio of teen girls team up to form a rock band and shake off society's expectations of what it means to be a young woman coming of age in the modern world. 1991--Val, a teenager from a conservative family, has grown up dreaming of becoming a ballerina, but recently something has changed. She's begun feeling pressure to conform to a specific idea of beauty, body type, and a personality that just doesn't fit. Val meets Kat, a smart, witty girl that doesn't take any crap off anyone. Kat introduces Val to punk rock. Along with Rudie, another new friend, the three form an all-girl punk band they ironically name The Proper Ladies. Soon Val and her friends find themselves caught up in a movement with other girls also starting bands--also finding their voice. Collectively, these 'riot grrrls' discover that their songs ring out loud and powerful, and for Val, there's no going back."--Provided by publisher.