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Children's Nonfiction Sports & Recreation

There Goes Patti McGee!

The Story of the First Women's National Skateboard Champion

by (author) Tootie Nienow

illustrated by Erika Medina

Publisher
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
Category
Sports & Recreation
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780374313999
    Publish Date
    Jul 2022
    List Price
    $25.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

An Amazon Book of the Month
2022 Texas Library Association's Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Pick
Tootie Nienow and Erika Medina's There Goes Patti McGee! is an uplifting picture book biography of the first-ever professional female skateboarder and winner of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship for Women.
Brought to life by Erika Medina's dynamic and joyful illustrations, There Goes Patti McGee! walks us through Patti first place win in the women’s division of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship. She wowed the judges with with what would become her signature move—the rolling handstand. Inspiring and unapologetic, Patti McGee proves that anyone can skate.

About the authors

Tootie Nienow's profile page

ERIKA MEDINA is a Mexican illustrator and art instructor living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is interested in storytelling, myths and legends, and scary stories.

Erika Medina's profile page

Editorial Reviews

An Amazon Book of the Month
2022 Texas Library Association's Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Pick
"An inspirational read-aloud for all collections." —School Library Journal
"An action-packed picture book biography that will engage casual skaters and non-boarders alike." —Publishers Weekly
"This energetic portrait of the first highly recognized female skateboarder highlights her innovation and skill." —Kirkus Reviews

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