WINNER
OF 8 AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL

Seven girls. One test. Multiple choices.


Seven girls from seven different walks of life get a surprise when they arrive for Day One of their 8th-grade social studies course — a virtual-classroom exam, part of a nationwide study, full of probing questions about their feelings, families and relationships. As they write, we eavesdrop on their thoughts. Through inner monologues, imagined scenarios and introspective songs, the girls discover who they really are, who they want to be, and the unseen connection between them.

With an inventive, hilarious book and an emotional pop-rock score, Social Studies is a wide-open window into the mind of the American teenager.