CANCELLED--Kit Rosewater, Shelly Struggles to Shine (the Derby Daredevils Book #2)

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Book #2 in this highly illustrated middle-grade series explores what it means to be a team player.

Now part of the official junior roller derby league, the Derby Daredevils are ready to compete in their first tournament. Kenzie writes new game plays. Bree works on her speed. Tomoko sharpens her blocking skills. And Jules fearlessly hip checks everyone in sight. But Shelly isn't sure what she's best at. In hopes of taking home the tournament's Star Skater award, Shelly designs extra-special gear for the Daredevils. But not everything works as well as Shelly imagined, and she can't get the team on board. Without the gear, how will Shelly shine on the track? With high-energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse and lots of roller derby action, Book #2 in the series explores individuality while hitting home what it really means to be part of a team.

Kit Rosewater has a master's degree in children's literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils series is her debut. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find her online at Sophie Escabasse is the author-illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family. Find her online at

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils Book #2) Cover Image
By Kit Rosewater, Sophie Escabasse (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419746857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 15th, 2020

The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team: (The Derby Daredevils Book #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419740794
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 24th, 2020