Feb 7, 2016 - Uncategorized    Comments Off on One Down!

One Down!

Hooray for having read one of this year’s Newberys!  Yeah, okay, it was the graphic novel, and those go rather quickly, but still.  Still!  And I ended up REALLY liking Roller Girl.  I know, I know, graphic novels aren’t my thing, but Victoria Jamieson does an amazing job of conveying complex emotions through facial expressions, and she paints a beautifully accurate picture of how friendship dynamics change as we grow up.  I also learned quite a bit about roller derby, and while Astrid’s drawn-out lying to her mom bothered the parent in me, I felt like the issue was ultimately resolved in a satisfying way.

Bottom line?  You really shouldn’t miss this one!
(Oh, and by the way, I keep meaning to post the link to the ALA’s 2016 award winners.  I’m just not on the ball when I’m not sleeping through the night!  http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/01/american-library-association-announces-2016-youth-media-award-winners will take you to the full list.)

Roller Girl


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