The Z-Boys and Skateboarding is a children’s audiobook about the origins of skateboarding. It features interviews with the original Z-Boys, who pioneered the sport in Southern California during the 1970s. The book also includes archival photos and footage from those early days.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for skateboarding enthusiasts of all ages. It tells the story of how a group of young outcasts transformed their love for skating into a global phenomenon.
- The Z-Boys and Skateboarding provides a great history of skateboarding.
- It is interesting to hear the story from the original pioneers themselves.
- The book includes fantastic archival photos and footage.
- The audiobook is only 15 minutes long.
- It’s a bit dated, as it focuses on the Z-Boys who were active in the 1970s.
- There isn’t much content for older children or adults.
Learn more about the author
Jameson Anderson is a journalist and historian who has been writing about skateboarding for more than two decades. He is the author of several books on the topic, including The Z-Boys and Skateboarding.
“This book was super interesting! I loved hearing about how skateboarding started and the Z-Boys’ involvement in it. The story was told well through both the text and the audio, making it a great choice for an audiobook. My only complaint is that it ended too soon!”
“The Z-Boys and Skateboarding is a great book for kids who love skateboarding. It tells the story of how skateboarding began, and it’s full of interviews with the original Z-Boys. The pictures and videos are really cool, too.”
“This is a great book for anyone who loves skateboarding and wants to learn more about its origins. The Z-Boys were some of the earliest pioneers of the sport, and their story is definitely worth telling.”
“The Z-Boys and Skateboarding tells the story of Southern California skateboarding in the 1970s like no other book out there. Featuring original interviews with the Z-Boys themselves, this audiobook is a must for all fans of skating and extreme sports.”