“Funny and sweet. Your next book boyfriend gives great hugs.” -–– Rainbow Rowell

“I never expected to write a book recommendation that said: I wish I had a boyfriend who was a bear. But now I do.” –– JoJo Moyes

Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

“This resonant, absurdist modern fable is a joyful discovery.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

Written by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet) and illustrated by Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers). 


In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will need to balance the pull of budding relationships and family obligations with the demands and excitement of roller derby. 

After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone), Knockout and Can-Can are back on the track! But they have a lot of rehab to do, both on their battered bodies and their reputations in the league… Will their friendship survive the dreaded derby drama?

From bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Moana, Why Girls Are Weird) and artist Marina Julia (Lumberjanes: Faire and Square) comes the round of SLAM!.  



Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line.


Notes to Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public)

A “mortifying memoir.” Miserably trapped in small town Texas with no invention of the internet in sight, Ribon spent countless hours of her high school years writing letters to her (often unrequited) crushes. The big question is: Why did she always keep a copy for herself?

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You Take It From Here

Danielle would do anything for her best friend, Smidge. But she wasn’t prepared for the ultimate last request. In the spirit of Beaches and Steel Magnolias, this honest, hilarious, and heartbreaking novel ultimately asks: How much should we sacrifice for the ones we love the most?

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Going In Circles

Charlotte is stuck at a crossroads, unsure of what to do about her probable impending divorce, the voice of John Goodman that has taken over her brain, or her recent stress-related diagnosis of TMJ. If you think about it, there’s not much left to do but sign up for roller derby. At least that way her life’s bruises are more visible.

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Why Moms Are Weird

When an auto accident has Benny flying across the country to help take care of her mother and sister, she is forced to confront their bigger issues head-on: hoarding, co-dependence, and her mother’s thriving sex life… which might have just resulted in something rashy.

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Why Girls Are Weird

Anna Koval gets through her quarter-life crisis by creating a fantasy identity online, becoming an early Internet celebrity. She thinks she might have found a perfect boyfriend. Only problem is, he thinks she’s the person she’s been pretending to be.

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