Roundtable Reading: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    David Reed is a librarian at Thousand Oaks Elementary School.

For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. So begins this graphic novel recounting the hardest summer of Astrid’s life. As the end of summer and her first roller derby draw closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the derby, a lost friendship, and middle school after all—strong enough to be a roller girl!

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 3 o'clock, ready to read!