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Author: Tillie Walden
Publisher: New York : First Second, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comics (Graphic works)
Autobiographical comics
Young adult literature
Autobiographies
Biographies
Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoons and comics
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Cartoons and comics
Named Person: Tillie Walden; Tillie Walden
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tillie Walden
ISBN: 9781626729407 1626729409 9781626727724 1626727724 9781549004704 1549004700
OCLC Number: 964334474
Notes: Graphic novel.
Awards: Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2017.
Description: 395 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Tillie Walden.

Abstract:

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.

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