ARC Review: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team (The Derby Daredevils #1) by Kit Rosewater & Sophie Escabasse (Illustrator)

I fell in love with this on the first page.

It’s so fun and cute and it really makes me want to learn how to roller skate and better yet it makes me want to roller derby.

The author truly brings all the characters to life and the fact that they’re all diverse makes it so much better.

Kenzie’s dad is trans!!
Tomoko is Japanese!
Kenzie has a crush on a girl named Bree who is black and has braids!!!

Representation people. Especially in children’s books.
It matters.

The plot sets up the series overall. Kenzie and her best friend Shelly are trying to find three more girls so they can tryout for the local roller derby team. Of course this is easier said than done. The best friends also go through hardships in their own friendships and have to figure out how to work that out in the midst of the stress of finding the perfect fit for their team.

I originally requested this to read to my daughter but I didn’t think this would captivate me as it did. I’ll definitely be further reading this series and purchasing it for her because I believe this is something she should be indulging in. Thank you so much for writing it.

And on that note this has further pushed me into wanting to get into roller skating again AND into wanting to join a roller derby team.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC.

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