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Author: Tillie Walden
Publisher: New York, NY : First Second, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st 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: Comic
Autobiografie
Jugendbuch
Named Person: Tillie / 1996- / Childhood and youth / Comic books strips etc Walden; Tillie / 1996- / Childhood and youth / Cartoons and comics Walden; Tillie / Childhood and youth Walden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tillie Walden
ISBN: 9781626727724 1626727724 9781626729407 1626729409
OCLC Number: 1021342950
Responsibility: Tillie Walden (author and illus).

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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