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The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team: (The Derby Daredevils Book #1) (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

"Kit Rosewater’s Derby Daredevils is the perfect package; vivid, high stakes action of an amazing niche sport (set in Austin!), a team of big, unique personalities, and positively delightful illustrations throughout. Kenzie is full of creativity, energy, and wild derby dreams, but she’s also facing changes and feelings she’d rather not handle yet (like crushes, and jealousy), and I love her growth. I can’t wait to spend more time with these characters!"

— Tomoko

About the Author

Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. She lives in Albuquerque. Find her online at or @kitrosewater. Sophie Escabasse is the author-illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Find her online at or on Twitter and Instagram at @esofiii.

Praise For…

"This a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together through sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart, running with themes of friendship, being a good communicator, dealing with jealousy, and even a little sprinkle of how it feels to have a crush on someone you think is just the coolest person ever. Memorable characters and frequent illustrations bring the story to life and will make anyone want to get their derby on."

— Booklist

"In her wonderful debut, Rosewater gives readers a look into the world of roller derby and what it entails, while depicting a relatable story of shifting young friendships... A great addition to juvenile sports fiction for school and public libraries. Perfect for fans of Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl, and readers seeking stories about sports-loving girls supporting each other."

— School Library Journal

"A lighthearted celebration of life, friendship, and rolling with the punches."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Relatable, empathic series debut introduces readers to the fast-paced sport of roller derby and hints at interesting backstories for Kenzie’s teammates."

— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419740794
ISBN-10: 1419740792
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 176
Series: Derby Daredevils