Roller Girl

by Victoria Jamieson. New York, NY: Dial for Young Readers, 2015

A coming of age story about twelve-year old Astrid finds she suddenly has very different interests from her best friend Nicole’s. This is all about friendship, perseverance, following dreams and finding oneself while figuring out how to remain friends with someone who is different from you.

Multiple awards winner and starred reviews. Awards include: starred reviews; Newbery Honor Book, Texas Bluebonnet Award, NYPL Best Book for reading and Sharing (2015), Publishers Weekly Best Book; SLJ Best Book, Kirkus Reviews Best Book; Parents Magazine Best Book; and ALA Notable Children's Book.

See how to use this book to teach onomatopoeia (pp. 83-82) and literary devices (pp. 101-102) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.

Grades 5+

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Adventures in Cartooning!

Series by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. New York, NY: First Second, 2009 Part how-to-draw cartoons and part story of friendship and chivalry, a princess/knight and her horse

All's Faire in Middle School

by Victoria Jamieson. New York, NY: Dial Books, 2017 Until now, Imogene's been homeschooled by her parents who work at the Renaissance Faire. She is now a Squire-in-Training and her quest is to surviv

Amelia Rules! The Whole World's Crazy

First of the series by Jimmy Gownley. New York, NY: Atheneum, 2002 This book is great fun, brilliantly executes visual storytelling, and has wonderful wordplay. The endearing but flawed and snarky cha

It's all about parenting, literacy, creativity, and having fun with your kids while making life and learning more meaningful.