Monday, March 13, 2017

Roller Girl

Author and Illustrator: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Year: 2015

ISBN-13: 978-0803740167

In Roller Girl, Astrid faces the worst summer of her life as she and her best friend split ways- Astrid to roller derby camp, and Nicole to dance camp. The books takes readers through her struggles to keep up with others, make new friends, and deal with the loss of a friendship. 

In this graphic novel, Victoria Jamieson does an excellent job conveying the message of the story to the reader. Readers are captivated by the easy-to-follow graphics and text, and their interest is held by the content and variation of picture size and layout throughout the book.

A Newbery Honor book
2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner
New York Times Bestseller
A Spring 2015 Indie Next Pick
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
School Library Journal Best Book of 2015
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015
A Top 10 Latin@ Book of 2015
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 selection
An ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016
A 2015 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner for Best Graphic Novel

For the gifted student needing to read a story about friendship or to inspire perseverance, this is a great choice.

In the classroom, a teacher could use this book as an example of what makes a great graphic novel. 

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