It’s a soothing scene.
Swimmer Simone Manuel makes history.
It’s a beautiful, lonely season.
Illustrations of imaginary summer clubs.
Photos of days that are even better remembered.
Letter to a guidance counselor, and close encounters with an actual manatee.
The illustrator talks about how unpleasant feelings can lead to creativity.
Reviews of people we met at camp.
Everyone’s looking for a place to escape the heat.
All the hottest suits for fat girls—and how you’re going to look great in them.
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