Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. 320 p. First Second, May, 2014. 9781596437746.

Teen Tuesday features This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. This coming-of-age graphic novel's art received a Caldecott Honor in 2015 and the book won a Printz Honor as well as the Eisner Award. It also landed #1 for 2016 on the ALA Most Frequently Challenged list for foul language, drug use, risky situations, poor choices and the presence of an lgbtq character. The graphic novel explores how relationships between family and friends change. While the themes are mature, they realistically portray choices that face many teens. 

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