February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson. illus. by author. Dial.

Gr 4-8–Once 12-year-old Astrid sees roller derby for the first time, she’s totally hooked. All she needs to do is learn to skate, hold her own among her rough-and-tumble peers, and figure out how to navigate the vagaries of junior high friendships. This vivacious, colorful read is full of rink action and crazy skater names, with an awesome heroine at its core.