Fight back against rape culture by joining us for Ampersand’s Summer Book Club!

Ampersand is excited to announce our summer book club! We will be reading Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, a YA book about teens who fight back against sexism and sexual violence. The club be on Mondays 3pm-4:30pm from July 5 to August 2, and we will meet once a week to discuss as a group. We’ll end at our Lexington office on Saturday, August 6th by watching the Netflix adaptation of Moxie and eating pizza!

This book club is open to teens 13 and up in our 17 county service area* and is completely free. We will send you a copy of the book, a notebook, and instructions before our first meeting! All meetings are optional, including the screening, but we hope you will come to all that you can.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the facilitators Cassidy Wheeler ( and Ariel Norvell (

A note about content:

This book deals with real life examples of sexism, sexual violence, harassment, and other potentially distressing themes. It may be difficult to read some parts, and that is okay. You don’t have to read everything and should only read what you feel comfortable with. We will discuss and debrief during our meetings, but everyone is encouraged to attend and participate even if you did not read some sections.

*Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, and Woodford