(Graphic Novel)

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New York : First Second, 2017.
First edition.
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395 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm


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Keller Public Library - Graphic NovelGRAPH NOV SPINNINGOn Shelf
Watauga Public Library - Graphic NovelGN B WALDENOn Shelf


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New York : First Second, 2017.
Graphic Novel
First edition.
Accelerated Reader
Level 3.1, 1 Points


General Note
Graphic novel.
Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she'd outgrown her passion--and she finally needed to find her own voice.
Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2017.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Walden, T. (2017). Spinning (First edition.). First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walden, Tillie, 1996-. 2017. Spinning. First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walden, Tillie, 1996-. Spinning First Second, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Walden, Tillie. Spinning First edition., First Second, 2017.

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