Skate for Your Life


Author: Leo Baker
Illustrated by: Ashley Lukashevsky

Age 12 and up

"In the small-sized books with profound impact, young activists give a first-person account of their genderqueer identities… #OwnVoices stories for the real world." -- Booklist, Starred Review In this moving, personal story, professional skateboarder Leo Baker shares their journey within the sport and the importance of authenticity and allyship as a non-binary athlete.
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. This is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. "My authenticity has never been a burden. It is my superpower." That's the motto that professional skateboarder Leo Baker lives by and champions. But like any hero's journey, learning about their power didn't come easy. In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, Baker takes the reader on a complicated, powerful journey through the world of skate and competitive sport as a non-binary athlete.