Spinning

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.19 X 1.25 X 8.5 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781626729407

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About the Author

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. She has already received an Eisner Award nomination and two Ignatz Awards for her early works. When she is not drawing comics, Tillie can be found walking and listening to audiobooks or asleep with a cat. She also enjoys studying architecture and tries to incorporate that passion into her comics. Spinning is her first long form autobiographical work.

Reviews

"[A] stark, gripping graphic novel memoir." --Washington Post, "These books can help build strong girls--and boys--for today's world"

"Tillie Walden's Spinning is an engrossing, gorgeously quiet look back at the 12 years she devoted to figure and synchronized skating." --New York Times


"Intimate and compelling. A quiet powerhouse of a memoir." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An elegant, contemplative, and somber graphic memoir . . . A haunting and resonant coming-of-age story." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Quiet and lyrical . . . and deeply satisfying. A stirring, gorgeously illustrated story of finding the strength to follow one's own path." --Booklist, starred review

"An honest and intimate coming-of-age story that will be appreciated by tweens and young teens, especially those in competitive sports." --School Library Journal

"An accessible introduction to the graphic novel form. Older readers will want to graduate from this to Alison Bechdel's Fun Home." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This beautiful story about sorrow, growth, and triumph will resonate in every reader's heart." --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author and two-time National Book Award finalist

"This is a beautifully told story that will resonate with anyone who played an instrument, or did gymnastics, or got signed up for skating: these things weren't always what we wanted to do or cared about, but they gave us some focus when everything else was mystery and chaos." --Lucy Knisley, New York Times bestselling author of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

"Spinning is spare yet intimate, painfully honest, and oh-so-real." --Malinda Lo, three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist author of Ash and Adaptation

"Gorgeous and honest." --Faith Erin Hicks, award-winning author of The Nameless City