Roller Girl Revolution!

roller girl display with demi and michael
Demi and Michael S. choose their roller derby teams.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a recent release that the staff has fallen in love with. It’s about a blue-haired girl named Astrid who finds herself without the company of her best friend, loves roller derby but isn’t very good at it, and is in big trouble with her mom. Demi says, “it’s about friendships, family, feelings – and being awesome even when you fall down.”

Astrid got us thinking about other favorite female characters and what their roller derby names would be. We picked some of our favorites, gave them roller derby names, and divided them into teams. Here are the rosters:

RED TEAM (The Lone Stars):

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Tip from The True Meaning of Smekday: Grumbelina
Harriet from Harriet the Spy: Harriet the Spy-der
Olivia from the Olivia books: Miss Piggy
Pippi Longstocking from the books by Astrid Lindgren: Punchy Long-blocking
Hermione from the Harry Potter series: Hermione Danger
Stella from Stella By Starlight: Estella Vista
Madeline from the books by Ludwig Bemelmans: Mad-A-Lot
Princess in Black from the new Princess in Black series: Princess Ma-GROAN-ia
Zita from the Zita the Spacegirl series: Zita the Slays Girl
Minli from Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Where the Mountain Meets Kaboom
Naomi from Finding Naomi Leon: Naomi Bring-It-On
Jane Goodall from Me . . . Jane: Me Jane You Pain

BLUE TEAM (The Bluebonnets):

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Astrid from Roller Girl: Asteroid
Rosie Revere from Rosie Revere, Engineer: Rosie Retaliator
Grace from Grace for President: Amazon Grace
Clover Twig from the Clover Twig series: Twiggy Stardust
Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Athena DeCrime
Joan of Arc from the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series: Joan of Dark
Calpurnia Tate from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate: Can I Spurn Ya
Princess Elizabeth from Paper Bag Princess: Paper Pow Princess
September from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Fairy Tuff
Karana from The Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Huntress
Melody from Out of My Mind: The Mastermind

We invite you to come on in and check out this display and pick a side by voting for the team you think would win a roller derby match. Or vote in the comments and we’ll put a ballot in the voting box for you. Grrrr, get your game face on and roll on!

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