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by Shovan, Laura,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Fiction JUV Shovan
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC SHO
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J SHOVAN LAURA
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC SHOVA
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Discover what happens when one girl wants to break barriers in a sport dominated by boys in this exciting and thoughtful novel by the author of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

Mikayla is a wrestler; when you grow up in a house full of brothers who wrestle, it's inevitable. It's also a way to stay connected to her oldest brother, Evan, who moved in with their dad. Some people object to having a girl on the team. But that's not stopping Mikayla. She's determined to work harder than ever, and win.

Lev is determined to make it to the state championships this year. He's used to training with his two buddies as the Fearsome Threesome; they know how to work together. At the beginning of sixth grade, he's paired with a new partner--a girl. This better not get in the way of his goal.

Mikayla and Lev work hard together and become friends. But when they face each other, only one of them can win.

"A kick-out story about family, friendship, and wrestling down stereotypes. Mikayla Delgado rocks!" --Wendelin Van Draanen, author of Flipped, the Sammy Keyes series, and The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones

"Kids struggle every day with the dynamics of high expectations, performance standards, and social relationships. Takedown is a great example of how the sport of wrestling can help everyone involved conquer these challenges and appreciate some of life's most valuable lessons." --Kyle Snyder, Olympic wrestling gold medalist
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Along with best friend Kenna, Mikayla is joining her first traveling wrestling league. Preferring to wrestle under the name Mickey, she's angry when the coach of the Eagles, the team her brothers wrestled with, declares he won't accept girls, and Kenna admits that she wants to join the drama club instead. With limited options, Mickey joins the Gladiators team. Lev, a Gladiator, is determined to make it to state championships this year and plans to train hard. However, he feels his goals are hampered when Coach pairs him with Mickey a girl! Shovan has written a sports book that will appeal to all genders and non-sports-fans alike, who will be drawn into Mickey's struggle to be seen as a wrestler (not a female wrestler) and Lev's grappling with the realization that wrestling may not be his true passion. As the chapters alternate between the characters' perspectives, readers will quickly become invested, particularly when the tweens' goals eventually merge and they discover that a true wrestler is anyone with the courage to step on the mat.--Tomsu, Lindsey Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Wrestling -- Juvenile fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Sex role -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Wrestling -- Fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Take down
Language English
Description 266 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780553521412
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