Saturday, December 26, 2015
Raina Telgemeier is the hero of all my female students, and Victoria Jamieson's debut graphic novel will appeal to them just as much, if not more. I loved that this book focused on a sport (roller derby) rather than family or friend issues. Sure, there is plenty of drama, but readers also learn a lot about how roller derby works.
The illustrations and bright colors will appeal to readers. I am eager to see if the male graphic novel fans in my class check it out. I think some brave souls will, and then will realize how much there is for everyone to love in Roller Girl.
Our school library has this copy, but I definitely need a copy for my classroom, as well. This book is wonderful.