Rat City Rollergirls teaming up with Nancy Pearl and First Book Seattle for a halftime reading event

Posted on February 8th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Tomorrow the Rat City Rollergirls are competing at home, hosting two bouts with a special halftime event – Nancy Pearl, librarian-extraordinaire will be reading a children’s book at halftime. The Rat City Rollergirls have partnered with First Book Seattle, a charity that provides free and low-cost books to children in need.

Each Rat City Rollergirls team has chosen a favorite children’s book, and fans can vote for their favorite via a donation that goes to First Book. The team whose book gets the most fan donations will be read at halftime by Nancy Pearl.

Rat City Rollergirls with some of their favorite books

Here are the nominees:

  • Grave Danger: “The Monster at the End of this Book”
  • Throttle Rockets: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
  • Sockit Wenches: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day”
  • Derby Liberation Front: “Where the Wild Things Are”

Doors open for tomorrow’s game at the Key at 4:30pm. Cast your vote before the game via donating spare change for your favorite team’s book. You can also buy books signed by roller derby teams from Elliot Bay Book Company on the KeyArena concourse. All proceeds from Rat City’s book-off will go to First Book Seattle, and a portion of sales from Elliot Bay will benefit First Book Seattle too.

So, don’t empty the spare change from your pockets before attending tomorrow’s game – save it to vote for your favorite book and benefit First Book Seattle, putting books into kid’s hands and promoting literacy.

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