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Smile

by Raina Telgemeier, Illustrated By Raina Telgemeier


Graphix
February 2010


Non-Fiction
Ages 10 – 12 . Grades 5 – 7

Library of Congress: 2008051782


Lexile measure: GN410L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T

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Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
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Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama and Ghosts, and is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at goRaina.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • "I so enjoyed reading Smile, I couldn't put it down. It's excellent!" -- Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse

    "Raina perfectly captures the small, everyday surprises, dramas, and embarrassments that make up adolescence... A joy to read." -- Gene Yang, National Book Award Winner for American Born Chinese

    "Irresistible, funny and touching." -- Kirkus Reviews

    "It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." -- The New York Times Book Review
     

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