Tuesday, July 1, 2014 |
Skim takes us into the world of Kimberly Keiko Cameron. It's 1993, and she's in grade 10 at a private girls' school in Toronto. "Skim" is the nickname she's been given by the popular girls in her class. It's a constant reminder to her that she's not slim. Through diary entries and the chronicling of incidents at school, Skim addresses themes of depression, suicide, gay sexuality and the experience of being an outsider.
In 2008, this critically acclaimed graphic novel by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature. It also won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Book.
Read an excerpt from Skim here. Skim is published by Groundwood Books.
Skim is for readers ages 14 and up.