Roller derby rivals

by Macy, Sue,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Theme Collection TC SPORTS
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj GV859.6.M34 2014
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GV859.6.M34 2014
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 796.2109 MAC
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New York City, 1948. Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn is scrappy and lightning-quick. Gerry Murray is a gutsy glamour girl--and Toughie's chief adversary. Their legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. This fast-paced book tells the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The National Roller Derby League wasn't founded until 1950, but two pioneering women paved the way for the sports' emerging popularity in the 1940s. Glamour girl Gerry Murray and roller derby villain Toughie Brasuhn built up a rivalry so thrillingly potent that soon they were slamming and jamming in front of sold-out audiences in New York City. Macy tells the dramatized story of their success and one eventful night at the track in short, descriptive lines that read like free-verse poetry: Smash. / Gerry rams Toughie hard toward the padded railing / at the top of the banked track. Meanwhile, Collins' dynamic paintings depict roller derby action with exaggerated perspectives, bringing home the perilous tension whenever Toughie and Gerry teeter on their skates, tumble headfirst from the track, or dangle off a railing in front of a rolling camera. With the growing popularity of roller derby today, young fans of the sport will appreciate this revealing glimpse into the history of two of its first celebrities. A time line and further reading make this informative, too.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brasuhn, Toughie, -- 1923-1971 -- Juvenile literature.
Murray, Gerry -- Juvenile literature.
Brasuhn, Toughie, -- 1923-1971.
Murray, Gerry.
Roller derby -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Roller derby -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Roller skaters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women roller skaters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Roller derby -- New York (State) -- New York.
Roller derby -- United States.
Roller skaters -- United States -- Biography.
Women roller skaters -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Collins, Matt, illustrator.
Language English
Description 31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-31).
ISBN 9780823429233
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