Smile

by Raina Telgemeier. New York, NY: Scholastic Graphix, 2010  

 

An autobiographical memoir told with humor and honesty about the tumultuous challenges and perils of Raina’s teen years: from the trauma of falling one night on her way home from a Girl Scout meeting severely injuring her front teeth, to dealing with boys, earthquakes and the true meaning of friendship. This is a modern classic as it was pivotal in the history of kids' graphic novels.

 

Awards include: 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor; New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010; ALA Notable Children's Book; and Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens.

 

Grades 4+

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