Roller Derby Rivals



➶ [Read] ➲ Roller Derby Rivals By Sue Macy ➾ – E17streets4all.co.uk A legendary high speed, hard hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena at the th Regiment Armory and for the first time, thousands of television viewers Here A legendary high speed, hard hitting rivalry on the Roller Derby track is about to be witnessed by a packed arena at the th Regiment Armory and for the first time, thousands of television viewers Here is the story of two remarkable athletes at the dawn of televised sports.Roller Derby Rivals

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Roller Derby Rivals
  • Sue Macy
  • 23 April 2019
  • 0823429237

10 thoughts on “Roller Derby Rivals

  1. says:

    In my next life I will come back as a roller derby queen Since the majority of my adult life has come and gone in complete and utter ignorance of this sport, I figure that means it s too late for me now But theI learn about the sport theI like it Women on roller skates knocking the bejeesus out of each other in a circular fashion Yes, please Not that the sport has ever been particularly well documented in children s literature Generally speaking, roller derby tends to show up i In my next life I will come back as a roller derby queen Since the majority of my adult life has come and gone in complete and utter ignorance of this sport, I figure that means it s too late for me now But theI learn about the sport theI like it Women on roller skates knocking the bejeesus out of each other in a circular fashion Yes, please Not that the sport has ever been particularly well documented in children s literature Generally speaking, roller derby tends to show up in YA literatureoften than not Since kids don t have roller derby teams in elementary school or junior high, fiction leaves them high and dry That means nonfiction would have to be the place to go, but until Sue Macy decided to write Roller Derby Rivals there wasn t much to find Meticulously researched, funny, and fast, Macy and Collins who perfected their partnership in their previous title Basketball Belles give us a highly original sports book like no other A slam bang offering with an emphasis on the slam The year 1948 The place New York s 69th Regiment Armory The event Roller derby, baby It s here that two derby rivals, Midge Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray give life to the game Toughie s the bad guy in this storyline A down and dirty girl from the wrong side of the tracks Gerry s the glamour girl and the crowd favorite In a typical game the two take potshots at one another It s the era of television and the sport ispopular than ever But the truth These two gals are actually friends, and one couldn t exist without the other An extensive Author s Note, Roller Derby Time Line, and listing of Sources and Resources including Film Clips, Web Sites, and Books alongside Source Notes and Roller Derby Rules at the start of the book give the tale context When writing this book, author Sue Macy had to decide what era of roller derby to cover She definitely wanted to cover a rivalry, but would she go with something recent or older Ultimately she went with an older rivalry, and one that wasn t as well known today The derby of the 40s and 50s was really something Here you had post war women quietly going back to their roles as wives and mothers, and meanwhile on the television other women were knocking the stuffing out of one another on a rink As Macy puts it, The bruising, brawling women of Roller Derby were a throwback to the raucous war years, when women s achievements knew no bounds Finding examples for kids of occasions when the women of the past weren t Donna Reid can be tricky Here s one such example One thing I ve never really realized about the sport of roller derby is how similar it is to professional wrestling in terms of story There s a reason that roller derby, wrestling, and boxing became the most watched sports during the rising of television programming As Macy explains in her Author s Note, they took place indoors and in a confined area, so camera operators could control the lighting and focus on the faces of the participants as well as the action Little wonder that personality became an integral part of the sport as well You had your heroes and you had your villains Macy acknowledges this in the text for only the briefest of moments right at the end when she writes, Fans would be shocked to learn that the two women, sworn enemies on the track, actually get along just fine After all, they need each other Every hero needs a villain And every villain needs a worthy opponent Admittedly I would have liked the book to spend just a littletime on this topic The showmanship of roller derby becomes an important part of the sport and one begins to wonder what s real and what isn t and if the audience is implicit in this show or unaware that it s happening But I suppose those aren t suppositions for a picture book, no matter how cool the subject matter might be A friend of mine recently pointed out to me that I m a hard core stickler for accuracy in my nonfiction picture books To be blunt about it, I m not very nice If I think that a book is dodging accuracy for the sake of interest including fake dialogue, merging or making of characters, etc , I get very down on the whole kerschmozzle How then to judge a book where the original television footage is lost It s not as though Macy isn t just as much a stickler for accuracy as I am Heck, the woman s first four books were edited by Marc Aronson, so backmatter and factual writing is important to her In the case of this book her backmatter includes An important Notice from the Author and Illustrator in which they note that since no television footage of the December 5th match survives they had to recreate it from their sources All dialogue and skating action are dramatizations based on our research Some folks may balk at where their suppositions take them, but I think Macy keeps it pretty within the realm of possibility at all times.Illustrator Matt Collins gives the entire enterprise a kind of hyper reality He has a lot to play with here, too From women flying over rails into audiences to the look and feel of the late 40s early 50s, this is a cool enterprise One shot of people gathered outside an appliance store to watch the televisions there has a brilliant view of the seams up the back of a mother s pantyhoes There s an attention to detail here worth noting You are left in no doubt of the time and place One objection I ve heard to the book is that the Author s Note is so interesting it makes the rest of the book pale in comparison I don t happen to agree with that assessment, though That s sort of kicking a book for having interesting source material It also suggests that though the picture book is interesting, what the reader really wanted was a chapter book on the subject And believe me, a chapter book on Gerry and Toughie would be fabulous, but that s a different project What we have here is a picture book that wants to show a rivalry and does so And professional rivalries in children s books can be rare things Few books for kids tell the really interesting stories about political or sports rivals Rollerderby Rivals just proves that you ve gotta start somewhere If you tell a kid to find a nonfiction picture book about a sport, nine times out of ten they ll grab a book about baseball That s because baseball makes for perfect children s literature Fiction, nonfiction, you name it, baseball is king Once in a great while another sport will get their day in the sun, but it s rare For once, I m happy to read a book about women And since finding a book that discusses TWO female athletes at the same time is almost impossible single bios proliferate but multiples, not so much it s just an extra treat that Roller Derby Rivals is as enjoyable as it is Not like anything else out there, and worthy of note Ladies and gentlemen, you ain t seen nothing yet.For ages 5 and up

  2. says:

    Sue Macy always seemed to me to be one of the world s foremost authorities on Women and Sport Her career has been a powerful march of great books on the topic, beginning with A Whole New Ball Game The Story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Winning Ways A Photohistory of Women in Sports, and Play Like a Girl A Celebration of Women in Sports.Once again teamed up with illustrator Matt Collins, she delivers a true gem Set in 1948 Roller Derby Rivalsimagines the Roller Der Sue Macy always seemed to me to be one of the world s foremost authorities on Women and Sport Her career has been a powerful march of great books on the topic, beginning with A Whole New Ball Game The Story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Winning Ways A Photohistory of Women in Sports, and Play Like a Girl A Celebration of Women in Sports.Once again teamed up with illustrator Matt Collins, she delivers a true gem Set in 1948 Roller Derby Rivalsimagines the Roller Derby s arrival in New York City and a bout featuring the two top stars of the day, Gerry Murray and Toughie Brasuhn Brought to vivid life by Collins paintings, we re given a front row seat at the high speed, full contact spectacle of historic banked track Roller Derby While painted as rivals by the Roller Derby s story lines, Murray and Brasuhn are obviously there to entertain the fans, and it s made clear that they compete together as much as they compete against each other It s a wild ride, and one that kids will thrill to with repeated readings.The detailed Author s Note, Roller Derby Timeline, and lists of Sources and Resources make for back matter that s as fascinating as the picture book story itself This is a book that every kindergartner should own, girl or boy, future bruiser, or future princess To co opt Sue Macy s own acknowledgements thank you for showing us that women can be strong and fearless It s a lesson the whole world should learn

  3. says:

    This sent me down a rabbit hole of watching roller derby videos from the 1950s So intense I liked the illustrations and the general narrative, but there was definitely something missing I feel like maybe 1 10thtext would have beenhelpful I got the facts, but I didn t quite connect with the story as much as I wanted to and I was really trying It wasn t anything monstrous, but I think in trying to make it really clear they made the text overly minimal This sent me down a rabbit hole of watching roller derby videos from the 1950s So intense I liked the illustrations and the general narrative, but there was definitely something missing I feel like maybe 1 10thtext would have beenhelpful I got the facts, but I didn t quite connect with the story as much as I wanted to and I was really trying It wasn t anything monstrous, but I think in trying to make it really clear they made the text overly minimal

  4. says:

    This book was boring and was a difficult story to follow The plot twist at the end was not set up enough and just left me feeling confused Also the realistic art style was still not realistic enough, and made the girls look creepy and scary.

  5. says:

    Roller Derby Rivals by Sue Macy follows the story of to women who are roller derby rivals This book has realistic art and a fast paced action filled story line I liked this book because I think roller derby is a super tough sport and fascinating.

  6. says:

    I didn t realize this was a kids book, but for one of those educational brief history books it s really good.

  7. says:

    Totally unique, in both subject and story A great capture of women in roller derby back in the 1940s and 50s I was not a huge fan of the art personally, but it served the story well.

  8. says:

    1 Twin Text Rise of the Undead Redhead by Meghan Dougherty, 2014.2 Rationale Roller Derby Rivals tells the story of Midge Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray, two women s roller derby troupe members who were famous in the 1940 s and 50 s Murray s team was the New York squad while Toughie s represented Brooklyn The squads traveled the country playing each other In December 1948 for seventeen days, the two women s squads played each other at New York s 69th Regiment Armory On December 5 1 Twin Text Rise of the Undead Redhead by Meghan Dougherty, 2014.2 Rationale Roller Derby Rivals tells the story of Midge Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray, two women s roller derby troupe members who were famous in the 1940 s and 50 s Murray s team was the New York squad while Toughie s represented Brooklyn The squads traveled the country playing each other In December 1948 for seventeen days, the two women s squads played each other at New York s 69th Regiment Armory On December 5, five thousand people came to watch the match, which was televised The story takes the reader through the match of December 5th, while periodically flashing back to how roller derby got started and why these two women were so famous The text features in the back of the book have pictures, a timeline of roller derby, and other resources students can go to if they are interested in learningI chose Rise of the Undead Redhead as the twin text because it tells the story of Dorothy Moore, a girl who has to go live with her grandmother after her mother leaves her Dorothy s grandma Sally has pink hair and drives a hearse for the local funeral parlor, and Dorothy is worried about how that may affect her reputation at her new school When Dorothy discovers a pair of her grandma s vintage roller derby skates in a closet, she makes new friends, learns a new and exciting activity, and breaks out of her shell I chose this as the twin text because of its direct relationship to Roller Derby Rivals Grandma Sally s past as a roller derby girl and Dorothy s new found love of roller derby will enhance what students have learned about roller derby already The nonfiction text does not go into as much detail about how to learn to skate whereas, the twin text will go into detail as Dorothy learns to skate and learns the rules of roller derby I also thought that since Roller Derby Rivals is aimed at young girls who might be interested in this activity, the main character of Dorothy, the undead redhead, would appeal to young female readers as well 4 A strategy application that could work for these texts is the DL TA strategy I think this strategy would work especially well with Roller Derby Rivals since there are breaks in the story line that give background information With natural breaks in the book, this gives the teacher or librarian the opportunity to ask questions and focus students attention on details and what is happening in the book With readers who struggle, the breaks in the story might be distracting or confusing, so this application would help keep those students focused The same application could then be used for Rise of the Undead Redhead, with the stopping points being used to ask questions about the plot, to elicit student predictions, or to activate prior knowledge we ve gained from reading Roller Derby Rivals

  9. says:

    Sue Macy writes great nonfiction sports books, especially those that tell lesser known stories about women in athletics I thought she outdid herself in Basketball Babes but she s back with another winner here In 1948 Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray were on competing teams in the Roller Derby Staged as villain and hero shades of WWE they fought it out before adoring fans Macy introduces readers to the sport, and to the rivalry between these two unusual athletes The author gives a blow Sue Macy writes great nonfiction sports books, especially those that tell lesser known stories about women in athletics I thought she outdid herself in Basketball Babes but she s back with another winner here In 1948 Toughie Brasuhn and Gerry Murray were on competing teams in the Roller Derby Staged as villain and hero shades of WWE they fought it out before adoring fans Macy introduces readers to the sport, and to the rivalry between these two unusual athletes The author gives a blow by blow account of a single race, researched but somewhat fictionalized due to lack of data After the shoves and bumps, she points out that the two actually got along in real life, but played their roles in the rink a friendly rivalry The book ends with author s notes including information about the Roller Derby, a timeline, websites, photos of the two protagonists,a bibliography, source notes, and even a list of YouTube clips This is a fun and informative introduction to a little known sport.I also like the message that you can compete, and still be friends

  10. says:

    This book depicts the true story of two female roller derby stars of the 1940s and one particular match between the two The book shows the two women as the hero and villain, and the book is uniquely toldfrom the perspective of the villain derby girl, making hersympathetic and perhaps the hero a little less likable The story is limited, but the novelty of the topic could be engaging for children The illustrations are nice, but nothing extraordinary It was nice including notes on This book depicts the true story of two female roller derby stars of the 1940s and one particular match between the two The book shows the two women as the hero and villain, and the book is uniquely toldfrom the perspective of the villain derby girl, making hersympathetic and perhaps the hero a little less likable The story is limited, but the novelty of the topic could be engaging for children The illustrations are nice, but nothing extraordinary It was nice including notes on the historical accuracy, timeline, and author s sources For this reason, it could be used as a good historical text, albeit on a very narrow topic during a very narrow time period 1948 Other than that, it doesn t have the best connection to social studies.1 3

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