The Resource Spinning, Tillie Walden

Spinning, Tillie Walden

Label
Spinning
Title
Spinning
Statement of responsibility
Tillie Walden
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A graphic memoir recounts the years Walden spent competitively figure skating, before her developing love of art and first girlfriend causes her to question the insular world of figure skating
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2017.
  • Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work, 2018.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576198
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1996-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walden, Tillie
Dewey number
  • 796.912092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.7.W355
  • GV850.W25
LC item number
  • Sp 2017
  • A3 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
410
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walden, Tillie
  • Women cartoonists
  • Women figure skaters
  • Lesbian teenagers
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Walden, Tillie
  • Figure skaters
  • Lesbian teenagers
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Walden, Tillie
  • Cartoonists
  • Figure skaters
  • Coming of age
  • Women
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Spinning, Tillie Walden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964334474
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781626729407
Lccn
2016961586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)964334474
Label
Spinning, Tillie Walden
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964334474
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781626729407
Lccn
2016961586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)964334474

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