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Roller Derby Rivals

Sue Macy, Matt Collins (Illustrator)


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Hardcover (8/31/2014)


New York City, 1948. Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn is scrappy and lightning-quick. Gerry Murray is a gutsy glamour girl--and Toughie's chief adversary. Their legendary high-speed, hard-hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena and for the first time, thousands of television viewers. This fast-paced book tells the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.

Praise For Roller Derby Rivals

* "Macy and Collins offer a superb social study through a sports lens. . . . Positively riveting."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"The author recreates the excitement of the game with some success. Boldly illustrated spreads capture the time period realistically and work well with the text to highlight the main action points."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823441853, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

About the Author

Sue Macy loves to write about sports and fearless women. Her books have been named ALA Notable Children's Books and Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editor's Choices, and New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey. Visit her online at

Matt Collins has illustrated numerous books for children. His art has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. His website is