Roller Boy

by Strykowski, Marcia,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J F STR
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F STR
Mateo always assumed he'd make the baseball team with his buddy Jason, but when only Jason makes the team, his mood sinks low. So low, he knows he has to do something about it. But what? What can he be good at? When Mateo wins free lessons, he discovers he's pretty good at roller-skating. And it doesn't hurt that the most beautiful girl he's ever laid eyes on happens to be Roller City's star skater. But still, roller-skating? No way can Jason find out Mateo is whirling around in girly skates--anybody halfway to cool would be hanging at a skate park, on boards or blades. Other issues stacked against him are the strong reservations of his mother who feels Mateo should be spending his time studying, not skating, and his inability to eat gluten--no more grabbing a pizza with the guys. Despite these conflicts, Mateo keeps his sense of humor and channels his innermost strength into an incredible ride on roller skates that just might take him all the way to regionals.
Additional Information
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Roller skaters -- Fiction.
Roller skating -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Celiac disease -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-acceptance in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.
Social acceptance -- Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Roller skating -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Celiac disease -- Fiction.
Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Social acceptance -- Fiction.
Publisher Raleigh, NC :Fitzroy Books,2018
Language English
Description 158 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781947548435
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