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ISBN: 9780312561314192 Pages, Ages 12-18
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It's a sizzling summer Saturday, and Headwaters Speedway is suddenly the place to be. Thanks to rainouts across the state, this small-town dirt track is drawing big-time stock cars and local drivers. First up: Trace Bonham in his Street Stock Chevy that's sure to be a winner, if only he can figure out why it's acting up. Next is Beau Kim: his Modified is patched together from whatever parts he could scrape up. And on the outside, moving in fast: Amber Jenkins, a strawberry blonde who has what it takes to run rings around them all. Keeping everyone on track is Melody Walters: she knows that the impending rain might be exactly what they need to keep her father's speedway afloat—or sink it for good.
Saturday Night Dirt is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, Minnesota Book Award Finalist, American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults
A note from the author
At a recent young adult literature conference in Minneapolis, a high school teacher stood up to address a panel of authors on which I was speaking. "But where are the novels for kids who love cars and hate...