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Born to Ride

Written by Larissa Theule & illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
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Louise Belinda Bellflower lives in Rochester, New York, in 1896. She spends her days playing with her brother, Joe. But Joe gets to ride a bicycle, and Louise Belinda doesn’t. In fact, Joe issues a solemn warning: If girls ride bikes, their faces will get so scrunched up, eyes bulging from the effort of balancing, that they’ll get stuck that way FOREVER! Louise Belinda is appalled by this nonsense, so she strikes out to discover the truth about this so-called “bicycle face.” Set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement, Born to Ride is the story of one girl’s courageous quest to prove that she can do everything the boys can do, while capturing the universal freedom and accomplishment children experience when riding a bike.

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Who Wrote Born to Ride

Larissa Theule

Larissa Theule has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of the Fine Arts and is the author of the picture book How Do You Do? and two other picture books out in 2019. • @larissatheule

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Who Illustrated Born to Ride

Kelsey Garrity-Riley

<b>Kelsey Garrity-Riley </b>earned her degree in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She illustrates books, magazines, greeting cards, and window displays. She lives in Brooklyn.

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