Welcome to the Official Site of 11 year-old entrepreneur
Emma "Sideline" Rockland!
It’s the first day of summer in Elyria Heights, Ohio, and fifth grader Emma “Sideline” Rockland is hungry. After the disappearance of her small-time criminal parents, Sideline borrows $3.67 from Big Steve, the local grocer, and begins a business that will make her the richest sixth grader in town by fall.
The first in a series, Sideline: Book One takes middle grade readers on an adventure through the world of a child determined to not only survive, but thrive. Readers will enjoy each page as Sideline builds a secret fortune to help her struggling family and a group of friends from all walks of life.
"Sideline is a wonderfully engaging middle-school novel about an 11 year-old entrepreneur who builds a business and engages her community. Loved it!"
Women & Children First Bookstore
"This book---Sideline (Book One)---will be loved by parents and children alike. Great lessons for the whole family.”
Julie Tauber Waller,
LaSalle Language Academy,
What People are
Saying About Sideline
"When I read Sideline my first impression was that the main character reminded me of Nancy Drew - strong and resourceful. The difference is while Nancy used her wits to uncover mysteries, Sideline uses her wits to gain stability and control in her life. This is a strong and important message for young people."