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A book worth sharing

6 Apr

Sometimes, when I’m reading a book, I think “I have GOT to share this book with _______!!!” It happened again today as I was reading Roller Girl  by Victoria Jamieson.

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I have a girl in my 4th grade class who is going to LOVE this graphic novel. In fact, I am bringing my library book to school today to share it with her, that is how confident I feel.

It is the story of Astrid, a young girl during the summer before middle school, when she faces the scary prospect of losing her best friend as they develop divergent interests. Astrid’s new interest is Roller Derby and we see her join a summer roller derby camp for girls.

The story rang true for me. Astrid is a very real girl. She makes mistakes, wants to quit , messes up. But she also learns from her mistake, takes risks and challenges herself. This is a girl power graphic novel and, even if you don;t feel called to join a roller derby team, you will learn some really great life lessons and have a great time reading this book. To top it all off, it is set in Portland, OR!  What could be better than that?

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