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Barbara Carroll Roberts

Biography

Barbara Carroll Roberts

Barbara Carroll Roberts is a graduate of Hamline University's Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. She played competitive sports in high school and always wished there had been books in her library about athletic girls. That desire --- and the realization that there still aren't many books about girls who truly love sports --- inspired her to write this book. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her family and their many pets. This is her first novel. You can visit her at barbaracarrollroberts.com.

Barbara Carroll Roberts

Books by Barbara Carroll Roberts

by Barbara Carroll Roberts - Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Sports

Nikki's dreams of becoming a basketball great feel within reach when she's selected to play on an elite-level club team. Among taller, stronger and faster girls, Nikki suddenly isn't the best point guard. Plus, Nikki's best friend spends more and more time with another teammate and her science teacher assigns a family tree project that will be impossible to complete unless Nikki reveals her most embarrassing secret. As the stakes rise on the basketball court, at school and at home, Nikki's confidence plummets. Can she learn to compete at this new, higher level? And how hard is she willing to work to find out?