Beacon Street Girls Shred the Telluride Slopes in Freestyle with Avery

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Freestyle with Avery, the newest Beacon Street Girls Special Adventure book, has everyone's favorite preteen athlete negotiating family changes, turning a shy boy into a new friend, and racing down snowy peaks -- with both feet strapped to a board. She also gets to meet real-life snowboarding champion and Olympic silver medalist, Lindsey Jacobellis.

Competition soars on the half-pipe when Beacon Street Girl Avery Madden travels to the scenic Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado to visit her father and compete in the first-ever "Snurfer" snowboarding contest. But it's not all fun and snowball games, especially when Avery meets top Snurfer contender Crazie Kazie, a local snowboarding prodigy. Wipeout! Kazie's also the daughter of Avery's dad's new girlfriend.

Freestyle with Avery, the newest Beacon Street Girls Special Adventure, has everyone's favorite preteen athlete negotiating family changes, turning a shy boy into a new friend, and racing down snowy peaks -- with both feet strapped to a board. She also gets to meet real-life snowboarding champion and Olympic silver medalist, Lindsey Jacobellis.

"I love Avery's snowboarding adventure and how it realistically addresses the hard work and dedication necessary to become a champion," said Jacobellis. "I think today's girls can accomplish anything and the Beacon Street Girls show them how it's done."

"The Beacon Street Girls Special Adventure books offers us the platform to show girls doing whatever they want to do and being whomever they want to be," said Addie Swartz, CEO of B*tween Productions, home of the Beacon Street Girls. "The BSG Special Adventures are also a chance for our tween readers to explore places they've never been."

When exuberant, out-going Avery leaves behind the rest of the Beacon Street Girls to go out West, she befriends the cutest (and shyest) boy in town. Meanwhile, she's battling Kazie for both the Snurfer Snowboarding title and what feels like her father's affection.

"A large percentage of divorced parents date and eventually remarry, a process that can have a significant impact on a child," says Swartz. "In this book, Avery's reaction to her father's new relationship includes jealousy, hurt and guilt -- responses typical for a tween girl in this situation."

Beacon Street Girls Special Adventure books focus on a special experience and help BSG fans get to know even more about the individual characters, one of five 12 year-old girls who star in the book series and website. Girls love to read about the "just like me" characters and parents appreciate the age-appropriate content with positive values.

Freestyle with Avery is available immediately wherever books are sold. ISBN: 978-1-933566-01-6 $7.99

About the Beacon Street Girls
The Beacon Street Girls brand (BSG) provides great books, cool gifts, and a safe and interactive online world designed to celebrate the potential in every preteen girl. The brand was specifically created to empower "tweens," those girls between the ages of 8 and 13, who are "between toys and boys." Shaped by leading experts in adolescent development and current research on how to positively impact girls' self-esteem, the Beacon Street Girls offer a fresh, exciting and healthier media alternative to today's MTV-style world. Super fans in 95 countries and their parents have embraced the Beacon Street Girls as role models who are "just like me."

Beacon Street Girls books are available wherever books are sold. Beacon Street Girls products are available at independent book and gift stores nationwide and online at Beacon Street Girls

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