The Resource Skim, words by Mariko Tamaki ; drawings by Jillian Tamaki

Skim, words by Mariko Tamaki ; drawings by Jillian Tamaki

Label
Skim
Title
Skim
Statement of responsibility
words by Mariko Tamaki ; drawings by Jillian Tamaki
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself possibly because he's (maybe) gay the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But then Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, and Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. Suicide, depression, love, homosexuality, crushes, cliques of popular, manipulative peers the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16."
Summary
Presents the whole gamut of tortured teen life--friends, love, depression, suicide, and cliques--through the eyes of Skim, a.k.a. Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a would-be Wiccan goth at a girls' academy in Toronto during the 1990s
Award
  • Doug Wright Awards: Best Book, 2009.
  • Ignatz Awards, Outstanding Graphic Novel, 2008.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2008
  • OLA Best Bets, 2008.
  • Rainbow List, 2009.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2009
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
264683
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tamaki, Mariko
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
540
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tamaki, Jillian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Goth culture (Subculture)
  • Interpersonal relationships
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Skim, words by Mariko Tamaki ; drawings by Jillian Tamaki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: Canada: Groundwood Books, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781406321364
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781406321364
Label
Skim, words by Mariko Tamaki ; drawings by Jillian Tamaki
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: Canada: Groundwood Books, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781406321364
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781406321364

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