Meet 12-year-old Emily Hughes. Emily comes from a family of skaters and has been skating since she was only three years old. Like her older sister Sarah, Emily has the courage, heart, and determination to follow her dream wherever it takes her. Told in Emily's own words and illustrated with breathtaking photographs by Jane Feldman, I Am a Skater takes young readers behind the scenes and right on the ice with Emily. There, they'll get a whirlwind tour of the skating world -- from the hours of practicing to the excitement of Emily's first international competition to the joy of performing at New York City's Madison Square Garden. They'll even get to go backstage with Emily's favorite skating stars! I Am a Skater invites readers to lace up their skates and share Emily's thrills -- and sometimes her spills -- as she steps into the dizzying and dazzling world of ice skating!