This One Summer -Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

Illustrator Jillian Tamaki and author Mariko Tamaki have crafted a gorgeous graphic novel of adolescent summer friendship. Rose and Windy try to enjoy This One Summer (First Second, $21.99 hardback, $17.99 paperback) at Awago Beach despite the harsh realities of family life and their entry into adolescence. Thoughtful and introspective, Rose diverts her attention from her mother’s not entirely explained withdrawal from the family by observing the island’s older teens and their activities. Open, loud, and whimsical, Windy gossips with Rose about possibilities, and they try to enjoy a light-hearted summer vacation. Jillian’s artwork places you firmly into summer at the lake; dramatic and beautiful depictions of the water contrast with dynamic panels of Windy’s dancing exploits, full of movement and life. Ages 15-18. Kerri Poore

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By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014