Author: Rachel Katstaller
Page Count: 40
Published: August 2, 2022
Meet Cielo, a fierce skater who finds that facing your fear of failing gives you the courage to persevere!
Cielo loves to skateboard! But when she messes up on a new ramp she's embarrassed and afraid to fall again in front of so many people. With the help of some new friends, Cielo summons the courage to try again (and again, and again), and learns that falling is not failing--true fierceness isn't about landing the perfect trick, it's about picking yourself back up when you don't.
"An overall charmer, Katstaller’s ode to the etherealness and camaraderie of skateboarding pops and snaps from page to page." - Kirkus, starred review
"Katstaller’s “steezy” (skater-speak for stylish, according to the glossary) mixed-media illustrations are both child-friendly and sophisticated, conveying emotion and intensity via color, shape, and dynamic shifts in perspective." - Horn Book, starred review