Roller girl by Jamieson, Victoria (#0705TS4)

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Roller girl

by Jamieson, Victoria
Paperback Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015

$12.99

Overview
From the Publisher
For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school . . . in short, strong enough to be a roller girl.

In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverence, and girl power!
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 03/01/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 04/01/15
  • Christian Library Journal, 03/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 10/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 03/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 12/15/14
  • New York Times, 05/10/15
  • Newbery Honor, 2016
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/26/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 12/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Publication Date: March 10, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-8037-4016-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8037-4016-7
  • LCCN: 2014-011310
  • Follett Number: 0705TS4
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 3.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 173345EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: GN440L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: V