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Smile

Smile

by Raina Telgemeier Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

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, and 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.

This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.3
Lexile Measure
410L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Autobiography and Biography, Comedy and Humor, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

About the Author and Illustrator

Raina Telgemeier A critically acclaimed comics artist, Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile , a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits , and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile , which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title. Raina lives in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman. For more information about Raina, please visit www.goraina.com.
Raina Telgemeier A critically acclaimed comics artist, Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile , a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits , and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile , which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title. Raina lives in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman. For more information about Raina, please visit www.goraina.com.

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