This One Summer

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By Mariko Tamaki
Publisher First Second
This One Summer
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A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. Its their getaway, their refuge. Rosies friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Roses mom and dad wont 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. Its a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and its 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. This title has Common Core connections.

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7156 words7,156 words
320 pages320 pages
Lexile GN300LLexile GN300L
Grade 8 to H+Grade 8 to H+
Age 13-18Age 13-18
Published 2014Published 2014
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