Author(s): Mariko Tamaki
A 2015 Caldecott Honor BookA 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor BookEvery summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. "This One Summer" is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind "Skim," have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation.
Mariko Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels. Her books include the graphic novels "Skim" and "This One Summer" with Jillian Tamaki, and "Emiko Superstar" with Steve Rolston. Her upcoming works include a YA novel, "Saving Montgomery Sole," and a comic about teen lez heartbreak. www.marikotamaki.comJillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator of two books of personal works (including "Skim," with Mariko Tamaki), and the ongoing webcomic, "Super Mutant Magic Academy." Her most recent graphic novel is "This One Summer," with Mariko Tamaki.