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Spinning / Tillie Walden.

Walden, Tillie, 1996- (author,, artist.).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: 395 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Publisher: New York : First Second, [2017]
4 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Merrimack College. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 5 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Merrimack College ERC Stacks (2nd) [ERC] GV850.W25 A3 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Middlesex - Lowell Campus New GV850.W25 A3 2017 [MCC only] (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Teen Graphic Novel Teen/ Graphic novel/Walden (Text to Phone) Available -
Saugus YA Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC BIO Walden (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Young Adult Comics Young Adult Comics Walden (Text to Phone) Checked out 01/25/2018

  • ISBN: 9781626729407
  • ISBN: 1626729409
  • ISBN: 9781626727724
  • ISBN: 1626727724
  • Edition: First edition.
General Note: Graphic novel.
Summary: 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.


Walden, Tillie. "Spinning." New York : First Second, 2017.

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