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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.
American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List, Minnesota Book Award Finalist
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...