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What is the theme of the book Roller Girl?

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Asked by: Cynthia Segura

TEACHING TIPS AND RESOURCES: A major theme of Roller Girl is the troubled landscape of middle-school friendships. Try this exercise with young readers. Assign a “treasure hunt” for episodes in the story that demonstrate the ebb and flow of friendships.

What is the summary of the book Roller Girl?

Astrid and her best friend, Nicole, are taken to a roller derby where Astrid falls in love with the sport and makes the decision to do whatever it takes to become like her new role model, Rainbow Bite. Her first lessons consist of constantly falling and being overshadowed by the other junior rollers.

Is Roller Girl a Lgbtq book?

ROLLER GIRL by @VanessaNWrites. Having a trans woman/cis woman relationship in a book means a lot to me. @LGBTQReads Thankful for Lumberjanes because it’s an all ages comic with Queer and Trans kids that I’d wish I’d been able to read as a kid. The QoLV series by Kris Ripper.

Is there a Roller Girl Book 2?

Roller Girls: Hell’s Belles is the second book in the Roller Girls series and is about how nobody has been coming to the Liberty Belles bouts. The team decides to have a Halloween bout but it’s on the same day as the Halloween dance.

Who is the main character in Roller Girl?

skater Astrid

Fearless!” is the mantra of Roller Girl’s protagonist, 12-year-old novice skater Astrid – or Asteroid, as she is known on the skate track. It also perfectly describes the tone of this vivid and funny graphic novel from American illustrator Victoria Jamieson, a runner-up for last year’s prestigious Newbery medal.

What is the conflict in roller girl?

The conflict is that Astrid wants to go to roller derby camp thinking that Nicole will come too. But Nicole said that she is going to dance camp with Rachel over the summer so she is not able to go.

What is the setting of the book Roller Girl?

Roller Girl is a young adult graphic novel written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson, published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2015. It is set in contemporary Portland, Oregon and details how the hero, Astrid, becomes a roller derby skater. It was named a Newbery Honor book in 2016.

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Who is Astrid’s enemy in roller girl?

Astrid’s enemy in the graphic novel Roller Girl, written by Victoria Jamieson, is Rachel. Astrid was upset when her closest friend Nicole decided not to attend Roller Derby summer camp with her.

Who is the antagonist in roller girl?

Rachel is the antagonist of the story. She gets the song Evil like me because she took Astrids best friend. Astrid does what ever she wants instead of asking her friend causing her to lose her best friend.

Is roller girl fiction or nonfiction?

In this graphic novel debut that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverance, and girl power!

What age is Roller Girl for?

These books aimed at 11-13 year olds contain themes around friendships and overcoming a variety of challenges, as well as starting at a new school.

What level book is Roller Girl?

Roller Girl

Interest Level Reading Level ATOS
Grades 4 – 8 Grades 1 – 4 3.2