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+

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