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Editorial Reviews

"In this first installment, gothic scenes, creepy language, and clandestine subplots, along with an eclectic roller-derby team, blend easily in a sincere tale of familial love, friendship, and tween crushes. Throughout, the story highlights how roller derby inspires protagonist Dorothy, BFFs Jade and Gigi, and the rest of the team to build confidence, learn individual and collaborative strengths, and, more significantly, discover that it's OK to be different. A motivational read that nicely kicks off a spunky new series." - Booklist

"Birnbach's spot illustrations and comics sequences pepper the story, showcasing skating action and hinting at the characters' vivacious personalities. Speaking to the insecurities of middle school, parental abandonment, and the thrill of a crush, this first book in the Dorothy's Derby Chronicles series should easily drum up excitement among readers who aren't afraid to get their elbows bruised." - Publishers Weekly

"Where was this series when I was a kid...?" - Mom Read It

"Rise of the Undead Redhead is the wonderful start to a new series... any middle grade reader that has been the new kid, or simply felt like they just wanted to escape notice from the crowds, will really enjoy this book." - Sharon the Librarian

Reviews from Kids

“Kayla is very proud of her book report she did on Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles. She can’t wait to share it
with her class.” - Pam Rarick, Facebook

My kid says she MUST be the first person to get the 2nd book because she loved Undead Redhead!
- Kermille Sanders-Brown, Facebook

I gave a copy of ““Rise of the Undead Redhead”” to my boss for her 10-year-old daughter and she’s writing
about it for her 5th grade book report on the best book she read this summer. Thought you’d like to know!
- Rachel Gilbert, Facebook

“Killa Cupcake was too excited when it (Woe of Jade Doe) got here. Preorder on Amazon. She finished it today
and wants to know when the 3rd one will be out”
- Cherie Desjardin, Facebook


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