Matt Tavares

Author and illustrator Matt Tavares recommends Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. “As soon as my ten-year-old daughter finished reading Roller Girl, she rushed straight into her younger sister’s room and said, ‘You have to read this!’ Then my eight-year-old daughter started reading it, and was hooked right away. When her class had ‘Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day,’ she dressed up as Astrid (the main character in Roller Girl), complete with helmet, kneepads, elbow pads, and she even dyed her hair blue. Since then we’ve shared the book with several friends, and everyone loves it. Roller Girl is highly recommended by the Tavares family!”

Roller Girl (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015) is recommended for ages 8-12.

Be sure to check out Tavares’ picture book Growing Up Pedro (Candlewick, 2015).

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