Roller Girl

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141379006

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 9894

Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.
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Pip Bartlett und die magischen Tiere

Die brandgefährlichen Fussels

Author: Maggie Stiefvater,Jackson Pearce

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364118424X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8515

Die neunjährige Pip Bartlett hat eine besondere Gabe: Sie kann mit magischen Tieren sprechen – mit Einhörnern, Seidengreifen und Hopp-Grackeln. Mit Eltern und Lehrern klappt die Verständigung allerdings manchmal nicht so gut. Weshalb Pip in den Sommerferien wegen des Einhorn-Vorfalls (wer denkt denn auch, dass die so doof sind!) zu ihrer Tante Emma verbannt wird. Emma leitet eine Praxis für magische Tiere, und begeistert plaudert Pip den ganzen Tag mit den verrücktesten Geschöpfen, die man je gesehen hat. Doch dann taucht ein abenteuerliches Problem auf, nämlich Unmengen von Fussels. Das Schlimme an diesen kleinen pelzigen Wesen: Wenn sie sich aufregen, gehen sie in Flammen auf ... Hier können nur Pip und ihr neuer Freund Thomas helfen.
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Rollergirl

Totally True Tales from the Track

Author: Melissa Joulwan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416538554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 6533

The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise than Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan. As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls -- the league that launched the sport and the reigning national champions -- she has helped redefine what it means to be stylish, sporty, and sexy. With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates. Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.
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Roller Derby

The History and All-Girl Revival of the Greatest Sport on Wheels

Author: Catherine Mabe

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781933108117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

View: 6800

Roller derby is back in a big way-here's the whole story, then and now.
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Roller Girl

Author: Vanessa North

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718953796

Category:

Page: 172

View: 8523

Recently divorced Tina Durham is trying to be self-sufficient, but her personal-training career is floundering, her closest friends are swept up in new relationships, and her washing machine has just flooded her kitchen. It's enough to make a girl cry. Instead, she calls a plumbing service, and Joanne "Joe Mama" Delario comes to the rescue. Joe is sweet, funny, and good at fixing things. She also sees something special in Tina and invites her to try out for the roller derby team she coaches. Derby offers Tina an outlet for her frustrations, a chance to excel, and the female friendships she's never had before. And as Tina starts to thrive at derby, the tension between her and Joe cranks up. Despite their player/coach relationship, they give in to their mutual attraction. Sex in secret is hot, but Tina can't help but want more. With work still on the rocks and her relationship in the closet, Tina is forced to reevaluate her life. Can she be content with a secret lover? Or with being dependent on someone else again? It's time for Tina to tackle her fears, both on and off the track.
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Roller Girl

Author: George Butler, III

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547283859

Category:

Page: 220

View: 8007

Eliza Menardi stumbles out of an alleyway behind a diner in Santa Monica, collapses and dies in the arms of her childhood friend, Tiffany Beals - beaten to death by an unknown assailant. When the police fail to obtain any leads as to why Eliza died and who killed her, Tiffany consults the help of next-door neighbor Dr. Donovan Gentling, an eccentric, amnesiac inventor who serves as the story's narrator and has his sights set on a beautiful reporter covering the tragedy. With a pair of roller skates, a disguise, and Dr. Gentling's amazing gadgets, she unearths a scandal involving her school's faculty and student body and some of Santa Monica's well-to-do citizens. The world had better make way for the advent of Roller Girl!
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The Roller Derby Athlete

Author: Ellen Parnavelas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408182599

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 7690

Roller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwide - in the USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Asia - with new adherents coming to the sport all the time. As the popularity of roller derby has grown, the demand for information about the sport and how to play it has grown too. As leagues become more experienced, and players more advance, tactics and game play have grown in sophistication. There are many online forums and social networking sites devoted to training, tactics, fitness and nutrition, but up till now, no single source which gathered all the information together. This new book is the first to cover roller derby from a practical sports perspective and offer advice on tactics, fitness, training, injury-prevention and nutrition. Chapters include: ? An introduction to the game, its history and rules. ? How to play the game - strategy and tactics ? Fitness requirements - strength, endurance, and plyometric exercises for balance ? Training - practical training programmes both on and off skates ? Nutrition - what to eat before and after training, meal suggestions and supplements ? The female athlete - specific training advice for women ? Profiles of well-known roller derby players who share their top tips in all the above categories. The introduction has been written by Suzy Hotrod, one of roller derby's most renowned players and there is plentiful advice from many of the sports leading players.
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Roller Girls: Falling Hard

Author: Megan Sparks

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 162370152X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4741

When Annie moves from London to small town Illinois, the last thing she expects to do is to join the Roller Derby team.
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Bay Area Roller Derby

Author: Jerry Seltzer,Keith Coppage

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738593184

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 5305

Roller Derby found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area following its Depression-era Chicago origins. An early television sensation, it faded to a modest existence in Los Angeles during the 1950s. Creator Leo Seltzer turned the game over to his son Jerry, who repositioned the traveling Bay Bombers from their home terrain of San Francisco to Fresno and everywhere in-between. He shined television camera lights on skaters who became the zenith in Roller Derby, including Charlie O'Connell, Annis Jensen, Joanie Weston, and more. Syndicated television games seen by millions yielded sellout crowds in every major arena in the country. However, economic and cultural changes closed Roller Derby in 1973. Passionate fans clung tenaciously to its memory. In the 21st century, the game made an astonishing return not only in Northern California but also worldwide.
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Whip It

Author: Shauna Cross

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781429977562

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2655

Roller derby is back, in all of its rowdy and raucous glory Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss's escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn. Shauna Cross' Whip It is then basis of the 2009 Drew Barrymore film Whip It, starring Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern.
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Teacher Guide and Novel Unit for Roller Girl

Quick Student Workbooks

Author: John Pennington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974223183

Category:

Page: 42

View: 2117

The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher section which consists of vocabulary and activities. Section two holds all of the student pages, including assessments and graphic organizers. Now available! Student Workbooks! Find them on Amazon.com Other titles include... The War That Saved My Life Esperanza Rising Walk Two Moons The Giver One Crazy Summer The One and Only Ivan Flora & Ulysses Island of the Blue Dolphin The Little Prince The Lightning Thief Where the Red Fern Grows And more........
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Down and Derby

The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby

Author: Jennifer Barbee,Alex Cohen

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1593763727

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

View: 9807

When most Americans hear the words “roller derby today, they think of the kitschy sport once popular on weekend television during the seventies and eighties. Originally an endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York, derby gradually evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting. But after nearly dying out in the nineties, derby has been making a comeback. From a mere handful of leagues in the United States just a few years ago, there are now more than 17,000 skaters in more than 400 leagues around the world, with hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans. Down and Derby will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the sport. Written by veteran skaters as both a history and a how-to, Down and Derby is a brassy celebration of every aspect of the sport, from its origins in the late 1800s, to the rules of a modern bout, to the science of picking an alias, to the many ways you can get involved off skates. Informative, entertaining, and executed with the same tough, sassy, DIY attitude — leavened with plenty of humor — that the sport is known for, Down and Derby is the first and last book on derby youll ever need.
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54 Minuten

Jeder hat Angst vor dem Jungen mit der Waffe

Author: Marieke Nijkamp

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903964

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 9382

Nr. 1 »New York Times«-Bestseller Marieke Nijkamps packender Roman, der zum Riesenüberraschungserfolg in den USA wurde, behandelt ein brisantes Thema und wirkt wie ein Echo aktueller Ereignisse: Amok in der Schule. 54 Minuten, die alles zerstören Es passiert nicht viel im verschlafenen Opportunity, Alabama. Wie immer hält die Direktorin in der Aula der Highschool ihre Begrüßungsrede zum neuen Schulhalbjahr. Es ist dieselbe Ansprache wie in jedem Schulhalbjahr. Währenddessen sind zwei Schüler in das Büro der Schulleitung geschlichen, um Akten zu lesen. Draußen auf dem Sportgelände trainieren fünf Schüler und ihr Coach auf der Laufbahn für die neue Leichtathletiksaison. Wie immer ist die Rede der Dirketorin exakt um zehn Uhr zu Ende. Aber heute ist alles anders. Als Schüler und Lehrer die Aula verlassen wollen, kann man die Türen nicht mehr öffnen. Einer beginnt zu schießen. Tyler greift seine Schule an und macht alle fertig, die ihm unrecht getan haben. Aus der Sicht von vier Jugendlichen entfaltet sich der Amoklauf, bis die letzte Kugel verschossen ist.
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Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl of Mars

Author: Jessica Abel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1629917249

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

View: 3187

Fifteen-(Earth)-year-old Trish "Trash" Nupindju dreams of derby stardom. When you come from a multiracial family of poor moisture farmers on Mars, making the local hover derby team seems like the only way out. But when Trish finally gets (AKA sneaks into) a tryout, will this "fresh meat" have what it takes to make the cut? And then when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep, how will that change what Trish had planned for her future? Find out in the first volume of this new science fiction trilogy from award-winning graphic novelist Jessica Abel. Part science fiction, part rollicking roller derby adventure story, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars is a compelling character study of a young girl who feels trapped by the circumstances of her birth and economic situation.
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Seriousness and Women's Roller Derby

Gender, Organization, and Ambivalence

Author: Maddie Breeze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137504854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 195

View: 9720

This book explores seriousness in practice in the unique sports context of contemporary women's flat track roller derby. The author presents a stimulating argument for a sociology of seriousness as a productive contribution to understandings of gender, organization and the mid-ranges of agency between dichotomies of voluntarism and determinism.
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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Teacher Guide Novel Unit and Lesson Plans

Lessons on Demand

Author: John Pennington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542818346

Category:

Page: 42

View: 6912

The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher section which consists of vocabulary and activities. Section two holds all of the student pages, including assessments and graphic organizers. Now available! Student Workbooks! Find them on Amazon.com Other titles include... The War That Saved My Life Esperanza Rising Walk Two Moons The Giver One Crazy Summer The One and Only Ivan Flora & Ulysses Island of the Blue Dolphin The Little Prince The Lightning Thief Where the Red Fern Grows And more........
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Smile

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833226540

Category:

Page: 213

View: 4849

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