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Roller Derby Rivals
Illustrator(s): Matt Collins
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 9 X 11 | USD: $7.99
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: P
Themes: 20th Century, Friendship, Sports & Recreation, Women's History
About the Book
A legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena at the 69th Regiment Armory—and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. Here is the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.
New York City, 1948.
Midge “Toughie” Brasuhn is rough, scrappy, lightning-quick.
Gerry Murray is a gutsy glamour girl—and Toughie’s chief adversary.
The skaters are fired up and ready to go as the cameras begin to roll!
In this fast-paced, meticulously researched picture book, Sue Macy’s poetic text and Matt Collins’s action-packed illustrations bring readers up close and personal with two incredible athletes.
The book includes an Author’s Note, a Roller Derby Time Line from 1935 to the present, and Sources and Resources, including photos of Gerry Murray and Toughie Brasuhn.
- Kirkus Reviews Best Information Picture Book of 2014
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★
★ “Macy seamlessly packs in the details that allow youngsters to understand the cultural revolution they are witnessing. . . . Positively riveting.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review