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Kenzie kickstarts a team. #1 / by Kit Rosewater ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.

Rosewater, Kit, (author.). Escabasse, Sophie, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J ROS (Text) 33500013230677 New Checked out 06/09/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library J ROS (Text) 33500013230669 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419740794
  • ISBN: 1419740792
  • Physical Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Fifth-grade best friends Kenzie "Kenzilla" and Shelly "Bombshell" dream of becoming roller derby superstars one day, but when a junior league forms and they must recruit teammates, will their friendship survive?
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    *Starred Review* Kenzie and Shelly, or as they're known on the derby track, Kenzilla and Bomb Shell, are elated when they learn their town will start having youth derby leagues. They plan to try out with a team so they can stay together, but each has a different idea of how things will go. Kenzie thinks they'll be the usual dynamic duo with a few extra people, while Shelly is embracing the opportunity to make new friends. Ultimately, they bring together the best team of tough girls who need just the right push to be superstars on skates. For readers who loved Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl (2015) or Molly Hurford's Shred Girls series, this a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together though sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart, running with themes of friendship, being a good communicator, dealing with jealousy, and even a little sprinkle of how it feels to have a crush on someone you think is just the coolest person ever. Memorable characters and frequent illustrations bring the story to life and will make anyone want to get their derby on. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kit Rosewater has a master&;s degree in children&;s literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils is her debut book. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sophie Escabasse is the author-illustrator of the forthcoming Witches of Brooklyn graphic-novel trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
 

Subject: Roller derby > Juvenile fiction.
Roller skating > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Roller derby > Fiction.
Roller skating > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Roller skating > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Roller skating > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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