Release Schedule (19 August)

August 19, 2020

One new entry this week, Bump by Matt Wallace:

A moving and triumphant middle grade contemporary debut from award-winning author Matt Wallace about a heroic young girl—who dreams of becoming a pro wrestler—learning to find courage and fight for what she loves. Perfect for fans of Kelly Yang, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds’ Track series!

MJ knows what it means to hurt. Bruises from gymnastics heal, but big hurts—like her dad not being around anymore—don’t go away. Now her mom needs to work two jobs, and MJ doesn’t have friends at school to lean on.

There is only one thing MJ loves: the world of professional wrestling. She especially idolizes the luchadores and the stories they tell in the ring. When MJ learns that her neighbor, Mr. Arellano, runs a wrestling school, she has a new mission in life: join the school, train hard, and become a wrestler.

But trouble lies ahead. After wrestling in a showcase event, MJ attracts the attention of Mr. Arellano’s enemy at the State Athletic Commission. There are threats to shut the school down, putting MJ’s new home—and the community that welcomed her—at risk. What can MJ do to save her new family?

 


Dates are for US release and may vary in other countries.

1 September: Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution by Keith Elliot Greenberg

18 September: Donald Trump and the Kayfabe Presidency: Professional Wrestling Rhetoric in the White House (Rhetoric, Politics and Society) by Shannon Bow O’Brien

29 September: WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment New Edition

13 October: We Promised You a Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History by Bill Hanstock

15 November: Professional Wrestling: Politics and Populism (Enactments) edited by Sharon Mazer, Heather Levi, Eero Laine and Nell Haynes

17 November: The Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues

1 December: A Man of All Talents: The Extraordinary Life of Douglas ‘Duggy’ Clark by Steven Bell

8 December: WWE: The New Day: Power of Positivity by Evan Narcisse and Austin Walker

26 January 2021: Bump by Matt Wallace

16 February: Ragtag Team (Slamdown Town Book 2) by Maxwell Nicoll & Matthew Smith

2 March: A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment by Scarlett Harris

13 April: Training Day (El Toro and Friends) by Raul the Third

13 April: Tag Team (El Toro and Friends)

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