The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team By Kit Rosewater and illustrated by Sophie Escabasse is an upcoming Amulet Books release. Luciana V had taken a bit of a small break from her reading, but this book caught her attention and she loved it. This was also the first time that we were able to have her pick her own questions to answer about the book and we got some great ones. Great to see a book about roller-derby for the kids.
What was your favorite part of the book?
My favorite part of the book was the end, so I dont want to give anything away. Let’s just say it involves…well you will just have to read it an see.
What character are you most like?
I would say I have a lot in common with Shelly because I like to make everyone feel included
If you could describe the book in one word what would it be?
It would be the word “Passion” because Kenzie and Shelly go through all that trouble just to get to their dream of being on a roller derby team
If you could create a different title for the book what would it be?
I would change the title to, “The Dynamic Duo And The Roller Derby Stars”
If you could pick out a roller derby name for yourself would it be?
I would choose the name “Crusher” because I try as hard as I can in any sport I try.
Make sure to stayed tuned to the release of The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team in March and make sure to pick it up. You can read a bit more about the book below.
A highly illustrated middle-grade series that celebrates new friendships, first crushes, and getting out of your comfort zone
Ever since they can remember, fifth-graders Kenzie (aka Kenzilla) and Shelly (aka Bomb Shell) have dreamed of becoming roller derby superstars. When Austin’s city league introduces a brand-new junior league, the dynamic duo celebrates! But they’ll need to try out as a five-person team. Kenzie and Shelly have just one week to convince three other girls that roller derby is the coolest thing on wheels. But Kenzie starts to have second thoughts when Shelly starts acting like everyone’s best friend . . . Isn’t she supposed to be Kenzie’s best friend? And things get really awkward when Shelly recruits Kenzie’s neighbor (and secret crush!) for the team. With lots of humor and an authentic middle-grade voice, book one of this illustrated series follows Kenzie, Shelly, and the rest of the Derby Daredevils as they learn how to fall—and get back up again.
Note: The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team By Kit Rosewater was provided to use for review