There Goes Patti McGee!: The Story of the First Women's National Skateboard Champion (Hardcover)

There Goes Patti McGee!: The Story of the First Women's National Skateboard Champion By Tootie Nienow, Erika Medina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tootie Nienow, Erika Medina (Illustrator)
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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 Author


Tootie Nienow has been a school librarian for ten years. Before that, she was a teacher, photographer, mother, social worker, and soldier. She loves sharing silly, scary, and suspenseful stories with her students. Although she has ridden a skateboard around her neighborhood, she has never once attempted a handstand. Tootie lives in Southern California with her husband and dog. There Goes Patti McGee! is her first picture book.

Erika Medina is a Mexican illustrator living, teaching and drawing in Vancouver, BC. Besides nature, folklore and myths, her interests lie in spooky stories and curious characters who wander unfamiliar places. She specializes in picture books, including There Goes Patti McGee! and Margot and the Moon Landing, and other children's publications.

Praise For…


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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780374313999
ISBN-10: 0374313997
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English

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