Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Graphic Novel - 2015
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A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2015
ISBN: 9780803740167
Branch Call Number: J JAM
Characteristics: 239 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm

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isnb
Oct 18, 2019

This book is truly great, I have read it about 4 times.

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darladoodles
Sep 19, 2019

This full-color, Newbery-Honor graphic novel is well represented by its cover art with Asteroid in her kick butt costume (including her rainbow socks from her former best friend Nicole). Even though this story just covers one summer in Astrid's life, we learn so much along with her about hard work, friendship, honesty and encouraging others. Her notes back and forth to Rainbow Bite were a highlight of the book for me. I also appreciate the resolution to conflict that was modeled throughout. Last, but not least -- Roller Derby! Now I must go see our very own Kansas City Roller Warriors when their 2020 season begins.

Charming book about trying new things, making new friends, working hard, and struggling through life. I smiled while reading it and look forward to more from Miss Jamieson.

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Willowcloud
Sep 12, 2019

This book is truly amazing

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SarahC_13
Aug 08, 2019

When her mom takes her to a Roller Derby, Astrid REALLY wants to roller skate. She signs up for a summer Roller Derby camp, and expects her best friend, Nicole, to sign up as well. Things don't go as Astrid expected. This is one of my favorite books. I would recommend this book to everybody.

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gpb101
Aug 05, 2019

This was an amazing graphic novel filled with reality, friendship and struggle. Great book.

Groszerita Apr 16, 2019

Astrid and her best friend, Nicole, are going through their separate ways and Astrid is hurt by it. Astrid loves roller derby and can't understand why her bff Nicole loves ballet. Astrid is forced to join the team alone and she realizes that it's harder than she thought.

Topics are friendship, mother and daughter relationships, finding your self.

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weerdness
Feb 20, 2019

THIS BOOK IS SIMPLY.... AMAZING.

Hillsboro_RobP Dec 19, 2018

If it doesn't make you smile, you are simply broken. Roller Derby, Portland Oregon, and engaging middle school drama at its best.

This fun graphic novel received a laundry list of well-deserved awards in 2015 and is recommended for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile. When twelve-year-old Astrid is dragged to yet another one of her single mom’s “cultural experiences,” it turns out to be roller derby, to see strong, empowered women. Astrid falls in love with the game and is sure her best friend Nicole will sign up for summer skate camp with her. But the girls are about to enter junior high and everything is changing. Nicole is interested in boys, makeup and ballet and she’s going to dance camp. Suddenly without her best friend, Astrid focuses on improving her (rather abysmal) derby skills so that she can play in a real bout. But does being so hardcore mean she’ll lose her new derby friend, Zoey? I’m intrigued by roller derby, so I really liked that the author plays for the Portland Rose City Rollers and used her experience to bring the game to life with costumes, terminology and cool names (Jamieson’s alter-ego is Winnie the Pow – how awesome is that?) (Submitted by Gayle).

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Feb 11, 2018

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