Proskater | Children's Books About Roller Skating | Lauren Simone Publishing
Proskater, Amari Bingham| Lauren Simone Pubs
Amari is a young boy who loves to stay busy. He enjoys spending time with his best friend, Jayden. Amari’s mom and Jayden’s dad find different activities for them so they can spend time together. Amari learns a valuable lesson in trying new things.
Reading Level: 740L
Grade Level: 4 and up
Reviewed By Rolanda Lyles for Readers’ Favorite
Amari is your typical busy nine-year-old boy. Author Amari Bingham describes how his namesake enjoys playing golf, chess, riding his scooter, and playing the piano. His parents and grandmother support him in his many activities. One day, Amari's mom says she has a surprise for him, and they go for a ride. Amari is both excited and curious as to what this surprise could be, but the ride to their destination doesn't give him any clues. They finally arrive at a skating rink! Amari has never been skating before, but his mom encourages him to try learning new things. Join Amari and his family and friends in Proskater (A Boy Called Amari) as he embarks on a new experience; learning how to skate.
Amari Bingham's Proskater (A Boy Called Amari) is a wonderful story about trying new activities with an open mind. The illustrations were done by Niquey and they beautifully portray the setting of the story; Amari playing his various games and interacting with his family and friends. Bingham's story is a great example of why parental and family support is crucial to a child's success. All children need to feel supported and encouraged, especially when taking on new endeavors. I think an amazing and teachable incident in the story occurred when Amari had a fall while trying to skate, but his mom was there to encourage, support him, and he got back up to continue learning. That is a lesson for both children and adults. A family-oriented story that would be a great addition to your library.