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Spinning / Tillie Walden.

Walden, Tillie, 1996- (author,, artist.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626729407
  • ISBN: 1626729409
  • ISBN: 9781626727724
  • ISBN: 1626727724
  • ISBN: 9781549004704
  • ISBN: 1549004700
  • Physical Description: 395 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Graphic novel.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Waltz jump -- 2. Scratch spin -- 3. Flip jump -- 4. Axel -- 5. Spiral -- 6. Camel spin -- 7. Spread eagle -- 8. Counter -- 9. Lutz -- 10. Twizzle.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 3.1.
Awards Note:
Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2017
Subject: Walden, Tillie, 1996- > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Walden, Tillie, 1996- > Childhood and youth > Cartoons and comics.
Lesbian figure skaters > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Figure skaters > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbian teenagers > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > Cartoons and comics.
Figure skaters > Cartoons and comics.
Coming of age > Cartoons and comics.
Women > Biography > Cartoons and comics.
Graphic novels.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Sports & Recreation > Winter Sports.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION > Comics & Graphic Novels > Biography.
Women cartoonists.
Figure skaters.
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Lesbian figure skaters.
Lesbian teenagers.
United States.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Autobiographical comics.
Young adult literature.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Homer Public Library YAGN WAL (Text) 000163068 Teen Corner -- Graphic Novel Available -

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