Collingwood Public Library

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THE DEFENDER: Alexandra Robbinson

  If you have ever visited the Collingwood Public Library, you have more than likely been helped by Alexandra. She is a Public Service Representative at the library and always eager to assist you with finding your next great read.

Alexandra grew up in Toronto and after attending Ryerson for Journalism school, moved to Collingwood with her family. She worked at a local book store for over 20 years and then moved into her role at the library.

After talking with Alexandra you can’t help but smile, as her energy is infectious.

 

 

THE BOOK: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

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. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age—a story of renewal and revelation.