byMariko TamakiIllustratorJillian Tamaki

March 1, 2010|
Skim by Mariko Tamaki
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A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children''s Books of 2008.

Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth stuck in a private girls'' school in Toronto. When a classmate''s boyfriend kills himself because he was rumoured to be gay, the school goes into mourning overdrive, each clique trying to find something to hold on to and something to believe in. It''s a weird time to fall in love, but that''s high school, and that''s what happens to Skim when she starts to meet in secret with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But when Ms. Archer abruptly leaves, Skim struggles to cope with her confusion and isolation, armed with her trusty journal and a desire to shed old friendships while cautiously approaching new ones.

Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers --teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in this touching, pitch-perfect, literary graphic masterpiece. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki collaborate brilliantly in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being sixteen.

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer of comics and prose. She is the co-creator with Jillian Tamaki of Skim and of Caldecott and Printz Honor book This One Summer. Mariko also writes about superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics. She lives in Oakland, California.Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator from Calgary, Alberta, who now l...
Product dimensions:144 pages, 10 X 6.5 X 0.37 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 10 X 6.5 X 0.37 in
Published:March 1, 2010
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:14
ISBN - 13:9780888999641

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