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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 162
Themes: skateboarding, bullying, friendship, moving, confidence, making friends, courage
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 18/Mar/2019
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June 10, 2020 – Eleven-year-old Sibby Henry liked her old life. Now she's living in a new town with her nan and pops, and mad at her dad for messing everything up. On her first day of school, she sees a cool skateboard park, but she’s lost her precious board. To make things worse, Freddie, a super skater and a super jerk, dominates the park. 
Sibby tries to stay chill, but when Freddie gets in the face of her only new friend, Charlie Parker Drysdale, things get too hot for chill. Never one to back down, Sibby accepts when Freddie challenges her to a competition on the half pipe. She won’t let anything stop her from proving herself.

“Representation was carefully considered; as a girl, Sibby is a minority at the skatepark, but her experience isn't written through a victim narrative. Rather, Skateboard Sibby exemplifies the possibilities of learning self-confidence through skateboarding. Skateboard Sibby is a great book for all youth, and I would argue a refreshing read for adults as well.” - Skateboard Canada Magazine

“With an observational touch reminiscent of Judy Blume, O'Connor unravels her characters' quirks and feelings.” - Quill and Quire Magazine

Quill & Quire
Written by first-time Halifax author Clare O'Connor, Sibby beautifully captures kid feelings, life, and language.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Skateboard Sibby provides a story about change and bullying with its novel theme of skateboarding. Keen skateboarders or readers interested in something new will find Skateboard Sibby a quick read...Recommended.


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