Twelve-year-old Astrid has always followed in the footsteps of her best friend Nicole. Now Nicole is heading off to dance camp, but Astrid has found a different passion . . . roller derby!

This book tackles important topics like friendship (fading and sparking), finding our own way, and starting junior high with a sense of self and optimism.

How Live Book Club Classes Work

Participation in the live book club includes access to a set of resources and activities as well as interactive components.

Participants receive

  • A suggested reading schedule
  • PDF reading guides with comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary/reading activities
  • Discussion board posts in our online classroom
  • Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
  • An invitation to a live discussion
  • A recording of the summary of the live discussion
  • An optional feedback add-on for the final paper/project
  • Rubrics for at-home feedback

Families are welcome to use as much or as little of the suggested resources and activities as they'd like to fit their interest and schedules.



Content Note:

There are a few profanity-adjacent incidents of name calling and some strong emotions about potentially lost friendships.


September 1-30, 2022

Live Meeting:

Monday, September 26 from 1-2pm Eastern

Those who cannot attend the live session will receive a recorded summary.


A copy of the book Roller Girl (ISBN: 9780141378992). Borrowed, used, and audio formats will work.

  • Zoom account for live session
  • Microphone and camera for live session
  • PDF reader
  • Access to printer recommended

Select a pricing plan and sign up