Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson audiobook

Roller Girl

By Victoria Jamieson
Read by Almarie Guerra

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781984882332

  • ISBN: 9781984882332

Runtime: 2.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Sports
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming tale 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 -- now adapted for audio -- 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, perseverance, and girl power!


Performed by Almarie Guerra, with Jesse Bernstein, Ron Butler, Abigail Caro, RobbieDaymond, Giordan Diaz, Em Eldridge, Christopher Gebauer, Kelly Gildea, Kim Mai Guest,Kirby Heyborne, Hillary Huber, Rachel Jacobs, Sarah Jaffe, Linda Korn, JorjeanaMarie, Kathleen McInerney, Alex McKenna, Cassandra Morris, P.J. Ochlan, AdenreleOjo, Georgette Perna, Kate Reinders, Tara Sands, Monika Felice Smith, Bahni Turpin,and Julianna Wilson

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* "Jamieson’s dialogue captures coming-of-age…so authentically Horn Book, starred review
* "[A] sharp and engaging graphic novel BCCB, starred review
Visually, Roller Girl is very appealing — think Lynn Johnston with a modern edge — but it's the storytelling that really sets this graphic novel apart…A great choice for tween girls, whether they're remaking themselves, renegotiating friendships or just weathering the stormy seas of early adolescence. Chicago Tribune
* "Readers will stand up and cheer. Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “The story will engage readers… Offer this comic to fans of Telgemeier’s Smile and Laura Lee Gulledge’s Page by Paige. School Library Journal, starred review
Roller Girl's message of self-discovery, friendship, and perseverance will roll its way right into your heart. Raina Telgemeier, New York Times bestselling author of Sisters
This spiky, winning graphic novel captures the bittersweetness of finding a new passion and saying goodbye to your former, more uncertain self. New York Times Book Review* "Jamieson captures this snapshot of preteen angst with a keenly decisive eye, brilliantly juxtaposing the nuances of roller derby with the twists and turns of adolescent girls' friendships...Full of charm and moxie—don't let this one roll past.
A Newbery Honor book2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award winnerA New York Times Bestseller A Spring 2015 Indie Next Pick A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015 A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 A Top 10 Latin@ Book of 2015 A Parents Magazine Best Children's Book of 2015 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015 A Texas Bluebonnet Award 2016-2017 nominee A 2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers selection A 2016 YALSA Popular Paperback selectionAn ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016A 2015 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner for Best Graphic Novel

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Author

Author Bio: Victoria Jamieson

Author Bio: Victoria Jamieson Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children’s book designer before moving to Portland, Oregon and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league and has a not-so-secret past as a Renaissance Faire groupie.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Sports
Runtime: 2.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English