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An action-packed, empowering middle-grade novel about a girl whose wheelchair motocross dreams get turned upside down.

Twelve-year-old Emmie is working to raise money for a tricked-out wheelchair to get serious about WCMX (wheelchair motocross), when a wipeout on a rickety ramp throws her plans into a tailspin. Instead of replacing the ramp, her school provides her with a kind but unwelcome aide—and, seeing a golden media opportunity, launches a public fundraiser for her. Emmie loves her close-knit rural town, but she can’t shake the feeling that her goals suddenly aren't hers anymore. With the help of her best friends, Emmie makes a plan to get her dreams off the ground—and show her community what she wants, what she has to give, and how ready she is to do it on her own terms.

Monica Roe is the author of Thaw, a Cybils Young Adult Fiction finalist, and of the short story “The Unhealthy Breakfast Club” in the anthology Rural Voices. She is a longtime disability advocate and researcher, holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Clarkson University, and has devoted her pediatric clinical practice to rural and underserved communities, as well as publishing journal articles. She lives in Alaska and South Carolin

“A fun, fierce heroine fights architectural ableism with the powers of friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Emmie Ethrige is a daredevil who lives life FAST. She is gutsy and kind, fun-loving and flawed—exactly the sort of character readers will relate to and root for . . . A fantastic, bright, and important read.” —Kate Beasley, author of Lions & Liars and Gertie’s Leap to Greatness

Air is fantastic, fierce, and too much fun. Please read it immediately.” —William Alexander, author of Goblin Secrects, winner of the National Book Award

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