The Amelia Bloomer Project was “impressed with Mikayla’s process for developing confidence in her abilities, and willingness to advocate for herself. She reaches out to a young girl who is an aspiring wrestler, maintains valuable friendships with girls who are both sporty and ‘girly,’ and bravely deals with concerning and toxic behavior from one of her older brothers. She’s exactly the kind of hero we want to seek out for our middle grade readers!”
Wrestle Like A Girl is a non-profit founded by Sally Roberts, a U.S. Army combat veteran and 2x World Bronze Medalist in women’s wrestling. The mission of the foundation is to empower girls and women through the sport of wrestling to become leaders in life.
Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her 2nd book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection.