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Mariko Tamaki

Biography

Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels.  Her books include the graphic novels SKIM and THIS ONE SUMMER with Jillian Tamaki, and EMIKO SUPERSTAR with Steve Rolston.  Her upcoming works include a YA novel, SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE, and a comic about teen lez heartbreak. www.marikotamaki.com

Mariko Tamaki

Books by Mariko Tamaki

by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. 

words by Mariko Tamaki drawings by Jillian Tamaki - Manga

The time is the early 1990s, the setting a girls' academy in Toronto. Enter "Skim," aka Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but Skim does just that after secret meetings with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. When Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation, as her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double date for the school's semi-formal. Skim finds an unexpected ally in Katie.