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Reading Community: Welcome

Upcoming Gathering

Cover image of This One SummerPlease join us for a one hour discussion of the graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki. We will be gathering in person on the library's outdoor balcony. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: Jackson Library, 2nd floor Balcony

Registration is required to attend. All are welcome to join, regardless of whether you've read all (or none) of the book!


How to get it

Option 1: Borrow from our reserve shelf. (1 day loan)

Bring your Lander ID to the Library's front service desk and ask to check out 1 of 2 copies on reserve.

Option 2: Request a copy from PASCAL Delivers. (6 week loan)

Sign into Bearcat Search. Then, under Get It, click on the blue Request via PASCAL Delivers button. (You must be signed in to see this button.) The request form will load pre-populated with the book's details (this may take a few moments). Press Send Request to submit. You will receive a notification email once your copy is available to pick up at Lander's Library front service desk, usually within a few days.

About the book

This One Summer, a graphic novel by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. 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. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

Who We Are

The Jackson Library Reading Community provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff of Lander University to connect over reading. We focus on quick reads such as poetry, graphic novels, interesting articles, etc. All selected readings are available to access free via the Library's resources. Join us to participate in fun, stimulating conversations!


Email us at with any questions.