The Derby Daredevils – Kit Rosewater

Fifth-grader Kenzie sets out to form an all-girls roller derby crew with her best friend Shelly, but things turn complicated when Shelly decides to woo Kenzie’s neighbor (and secret crush) to the team.

If you want a longer summary check The Derby Daredevils out on Goodreads.

Here are some additional facts about the book:

  1. The Derby Daredevils takes place in Austin, TX, the home of roller derby’s revitalization in 2001.
  2. The Derby Daredevils features a highly diverse cast both in race and LGBTQIA themes.
  3. The series will have rotating protagonists as each team member gets to tell their story.
  4. Book 1’s protagonist–Kenzie–is an #ownvoices story.
  5. The series is illustrated, with around 75 amazing illustrations by Sophie Escabasse embedded with the text.

You can buy The Derby Daredevils from the retailers below:

Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781419740794

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-derby-daredevils-kit-rosewater/1132798946?ean=9781419740794#/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1419740792/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Abrams: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/derby-daredevils-kenzie-kickstarts-a-team_9781419740794/#

Kit’s recommended debut 2020 books:

ANA ON THE EDGE by A.J. Sass

STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG! by Jessica Kim

INTO THE TALL, TALL GRASS by Loriel Ryon

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