Author: Mariko Tamaki​
Artist: Jillian Tamaki
Publisher: First Second

What a sweet, wonderful story Mariko and Jillian Tamaki have created with This One Summer. A graphic novel about childhood friends Rose and Windy, This One Summer is filled with all the nostalgia, excitement, and bittersweet tang of youth. Mariko writes with such vividness it's impossible not to get swept away in the family drama and romantic conundrums of the friends, while Jilian's artwork is just whimsical enough to mirror those just-faded memories of teenage years gone by. Even if super heroes and creator-owned monthlies are your usual bread and butter, you owe it to yourself to pick this up.