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Joy Ride  Cover Image Book Book

Joy Ride / Sherri Duskey Rinker ; illustrated by Ana Ramírez González.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536207743
  • ISBN: 1536207748
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages ; color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Masschusetts: Candlewick Press, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"When a girl and her grandfather put their hearts into sprucing up an old bike by hand, neighborhood kids are less than kind in this tender story about bullying, peer pressure, and feeling the freedom to express yourself. Needing something to fill up her summer days, Joy seeks out her granddad, who also likes to tinker, for something to do. Together they find the perfect project: sprucing up an old bike for Joy. From hardware stores to garage sales, the two find everything they need to transform this bike, little by little, into something that's truly one of a kind. Ornamented with sparkles, a basket, and a brand-new bell, the bike is finally ready for Joy to ride it all over the neighborhood, filling the air with her own kind of music that exudes JOY. But when a few kids take notice of Joy's bike, and not in a good way, Joy makes an impulsive decision that ruins the dazzling bike she and Granddad worked so hard on. Joy realizes quickly, however, that trying to fit in can be boring, and it doesn't make her feel JOY. Just maybe, with a heartfelt apology and Granddad's help, she can get back on track to being true to herself. This touching story, told by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ana Ramirez Gonzalez, addresses the moments of uncertainty when trying to fit in with the crowd, and exclaims the joyful exuberance of self-expression."--From the Publisher.
Subject: Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Peer pressure > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.t
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 3 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE RIN (Text) 0001002414546 JUV Easy New Checked out 06/07/2022

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