Roller Girl

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698190599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile! 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! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Roller Girl

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141379006

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.

Rollergirl

Totally True Tales from the Track

Author: Melissa Joulwan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416538554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise than Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan. As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls -- the league that launched the sport and the reigning national champions -- she has helped redefine what it means to be stylish, sporty, and sexy. With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates. Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.

Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl of Mars

Author: Jessica Abel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1629917249

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

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Fifteen-(Earth)-year-old Trish "Trash" Nupindju dreams of derby stardom. When you come from a multiracial family of poor moisture farmers on Mars, making the local hover derby team seems like the only way out. But when Trish finally gets (AKA sneaks into) a tryout, will this "fresh meat" have what it takes to make the cut? And then when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep, how will that change what Trish had planned for her future? Find out in the first volume of this new science fiction trilogy from award-winning graphic novelist Jessica Abel. Part science fiction, part rollicking roller derby adventure story, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars is a compelling character study of a young girl who feels trapped by the circumstances of her birth and economic situation.

All's Faire in Middle School

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525429980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

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Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.

Roller Girls: Boot Camp Blues

Author: Megan Sparks

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1623702143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Annie's broken up with Tyler and is trying to mend a broken heart. It doesn't help that he's now going out with snooty Kelsey. That's not all that's going on. Annie's roller derby coach has announced she will be selecting the best roller girls to form an all-star team. Annie really wants to be on it, but she knows her chances are slim. Coach organizes a boot camp to help the girls prepare. Tensions run high as the Liberty Belles compete with each other for an all-star position.

Whip It

Author: Shauna Cross

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781429977562

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Roller derby is back, in all of its rowdy and raucous glory Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss's escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn. Shauna Cross' Whip It is then basis of the 2009 Drew Barrymore film Whip It, starring Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern.

Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time #3)

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545639239

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to a Maryland plantation during the days of American slavery, where he meets a young girl named Sarah. When she learns that the owner has plans to sell her little brother, Jesse, to a plantation in the Deep South, it means they could be separated forever. Sarah takes their future into her own hands and decides there's only one way to run -- north.

Picture Books for Children

Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry

Author: Mary Northrup

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911447

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Revised edition of: Picture books for children / Patricia J. Cianciolo. Fourth edition. 1997.

Swing It, Sunny

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545741769

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of... middle school. When her Gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she's doing, she always tells him she's fine. But the truth? Sunny is NOT having the best time. Not only is the whole middle school thing confusing... but life at home is confusing, too. Sunny misses her brother Dale, who's been sent to boarding school. But when Dale comes back, she STILL misses him... because he's changed. Luckily Sunny's got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side... because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down. Instead, she's going to remain Sunny-side up!

The Hole Book

Author: Peter Newell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bullets

Page: 52

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While fooling with a gun, Tom Potts shoots a bullet that seems to be unstoppable. A hole on each page traces the bullet's path.

Olympig!

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101997796

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Pursued by Mr. Hamstring, a reporter who is sure he will fail, Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.

Down and Derby

The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby

Author: Alex Cohen,Jennifer Barbee

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593762747

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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When most Americans hear the words “roller derby” today, they think of the kitschy sport once popular on weekend television during the seventies and eighties. Originally an endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York, derby gradually evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting. But after nearly dying out in the nineties, derby has been making a comeback. From a mere handful of leagues in the United States just a few years ago, there are now more than 17,000 skaters in more than 400 leagues around the world, with hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans. Down and Derby will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the sport. Written by veteran skaters as both a history and a how-to, Down and Derby is a brassy celebration of every aspect of the sport, from its origins in the late 1800s, to the rules of a modern bout, to the science of picking an alias, to the many ways you can get involved off skates. Informative, entertaining, and executed with the same tough, sassy, DIY attitude — leavened with plenty of humor — that the sport is known for, Down and Derby is the first and last book on derby you’ll ever need.

I Know a Girl ... Who Skates Roller Derby!

Author: Professor Robert Anderson,Robert William Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646547220

Category: Roller derbies

Page: 33

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A kid's book for kids of all ages;) Meet Mimi! She knows a lot about teamwork, determination, friends, and having fun! She wants to share with you some of the things she has learned through her friends and the sport of roller derby! Chock full of awesome full page illustrations! Has 2 handy blank pages at the back specifically to collect your favorite skater's autographs!

Roller Girl

Author: Vanessa North

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718953796

Category:

Page: 172

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Recently divorced Tina Durham is trying to be self-sufficient, but her personal-training career is floundering, her closest friends are swept up in new relationships, and her washing machine has just flooded her kitchen. It's enough to make a girl cry. Instead, she calls a plumbing service, and Joanne "Joe Mama" Delario comes to the rescue. Joe is sweet, funny, and good at fixing things. She also sees something special in Tina and invites her to try out for the roller derby team she coaches. Derby offers Tina an outlet for her frustrations, a chance to excel, and the female friendships she's never had before. And as Tina starts to thrive at derby, the tension between her and Joe cranks up. Despite their player/coach relationship, they give in to their mutual attraction. Sex in secret is hot, but Tina can't help but want more. With work still on the rocks and her relationship in the closet, Tina is forced to reevaluate her life. Can she be content with a secret lover? Or with being dependent on someone else again? It's time for Tina to tackle her fears, both on and off the track.

The Great Pet Escape

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162779106X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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"A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School"--

The Silver Six

Author: AJ Lieberman,Darren Rawlings

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545600170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!

Prairie Evers

Author: Ellen Airgood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110157531X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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This charming, coming-of-age story is perfect for fans of Joan Bauer and Sheila Turnage. Prairie Evers is finding that school isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s always been homeschooled by her grandmother, learning about life while they ramble through the woods. But now Prairie’s family has moved north and she has to attend school for the first time, where her education is in a classroom and the behavior of her classmates isn’t very nice. The only good thing is meeting Ivy, her first true friend. Prairie wants to be a good friend, even though she can be clueless at times. But when Ivy’s world is about to fall apart and she needs a friend most, Prairie is right there for her, corralling all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help. Wonderful writing and an engaging narrator distinguish this lively story that celebrates friendship of every kind.

Real Friends

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250164168

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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“Fresh and funny.” —New York Times Book Review Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends—and why it's worth the journey. When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group—or out? Parents Magazine Best Graphic Novel of 2017 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel

Smile

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545780012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.