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.

Rollergirls

The Story of Flat Track Derby

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595348821

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Photographs that highlight the godmothers of flat track derby

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.

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.

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.

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.

Falling Hard

Author: Megan Sparks

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 162370023X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 255

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Having recently moved from London to Illinois with her family, Annie Turner struggles to fit in at her new high school until she discovers the sport of roller derby and becomes determined to make the team.

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.

Sisters

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545540666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

Roller Girl

Author: George Butler, III

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547283859

Category:

Page: 220

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Eliza Menardi stumbles out of an alleyway behind a diner in Santa Monica, collapses and dies in the arms of her childhood friend, Tiffany Beals - beaten to death by an unknown assailant. When the police fail to obtain any leads as to why Eliza died and who killed her, Tiffany consults the help of next-door neighbor Dr. Donovan Gentling, an eccentric, amnesiac inventor who serves as the story's narrator and has his sights set on a beautiful reporter covering the tragedy. With a pair of roller skates, a disguise, and Dr. Gentling's amazing gadgets, she unearths a scandal involving her school's faculty and student body and some of Santa Monica's well-to-do citizens. The world had better make way for the advent of Roller Girl!

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"--

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.

The Worst Thing About My Sister

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448194016

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty. The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought . . .

Page by Paige

Author: Laura Lee Gulledge

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613121512

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she?s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story. Praise for Page by Paige “Gulledge's b&w illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood.” –Publishers Weekly “A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Paige’s sketches are soft and expressive, and Gulledge does an admirable job of providing insight into Paige’s musings, creating a very intimate ambiance for this well-fleshed-out character. The artist masterfully commands her piece, creating a cohesive and fluid work that cascade smoothly along. Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously.” –Kirkus Reviews “Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who’s introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character’s thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced. That same easy, organic quality is found in the book’s design: the story panels and Paige’s sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age—graphic—novel.” –Horn Book “An elegant portrayal of the interactions of Paige’s external and internal states.” –Publishers Weekly

In the Words of the Winners

The Newbery and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010

Author: Association for Library Service to Children,Horn Book, Inc

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838935869

Category: Education

Page: 219

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An exclusive collection of 20 acceptance speeches by winners of the most respected prizes in children's literature.

Pest In Show

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Ladybug knows she was born to be a star. She can't wait to sing and dance in her newest musical, which will be her best show ever. Ladybug won't let anyone get in the way of her performance...especially her little brother, Fly. He's a pest! But Fly is determined to be part of the act, no matter what. Is the show big enough for this sibling rivalry? This sing-along, read-aloud, funny tribute to the budding Broadway star in all of us is sure to be a smash hit, and shows that working together really does pay off.

My Name Is Victoria

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076368807X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. In an engaging, immersive tale, Worsley spins one of England's best-known periods into a fresh and surprising story.