Roller Derby Rivals

Roller Derby Rivals

by Sue Macy

A legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena at the 69th Regiment Armory—and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. Here is the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.

New York City, 1948.
Midge “Toughie” Brasuhn is rough, scrappy, lightning-quick.
Gerry Murray is a gutsy glamour girl—and Toughie’s chief adversary.
The skaters are fired up and ready to go as the cameras begin to roll!

In this fast-paced, meticulously researched picture book, Sue Macy’s poetic text and Matt Collins’s action-packed illustrations bring readers up close and personal with two incredible athletes.
The book includes an Author’s Note, a Roller Derby Time Line from 1935 to the present, and Sources and Resources, including photos of Gerry Murray and Toughie Brasuhn.

Ages: 6-10
Illustrated by: Matt Collins
ISBN: 9780823429233
Price: $16.95
Published by: Holiday House, Inc.


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