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Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year.
If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there's still one team left in town ...
The boys' team isn't exactly welcoming, but Michigan's prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and ?harmless? pranks that always seem to target her.
But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up --- even if it means putting her future on the line.
"Michigan vs. the Boys is a mature exploration — with no sugarcoating — of some of the struggles a female goes through playing male-dominated sports. A must-read for those who want to break down barriers in sport." — Cassie Campbell-Pascall, the only Canadian Captain, male or female, to lead two Olympic hockey teams to Gold
"… an exhilarating run, as debut author Allen creates a wonderfully authentic hockey world." — Kirkus Reviews
"The book’s power comes from highlighting the pain and abuse that barrier-breaking women endure in a male-driven field ..." — Booklist
"This timely sports story is an uncomfortable read but a necessary one ..." — School Library Journal
"Michigan’s battle is universal as well as personal, and its empowering message is one that speaks to any girl trying to prove that, yes, indeed, girls can." — CM Magazine