In 2015, the American Library Association gave This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki one of its highest recognitions for both illustration and young adult literature – a Caldecott Honor and Printz Honor. It is the first time a graphic novel has won a Caldecott Honor, marking a new dawn in mainstream publishing. But the Canadian cousins (“two creators with literary clout”) are wearing that success, and responsibility, lightly, as Mariko explains to children’s writer and critic Kate De Goldi.

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Comic artist Toby Morris's wonderful 'graphic interview' with Mariko Tamaki at The Wireless.

Mariko Tamaki interviewed on RNZ National's Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan.