Search Results: "Raina Telgemeier"


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SISTERS by Raina Telgemeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with. (Graphic memoir. 7-13)"
Two sisters who are constantly at odds take a family road trip that covers more ground—both literally and figuratively—than they expect. Read full book review >

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DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Brava! (Graphic fiction. 10-14)"
From award winner Telgemeier (Smile, 2010), a pitch-perfect graphic novel portrayal of a middle school musical, adroitly capturing the drama both on and offstage. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS by Raina Telgemeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Telgemeier's bold colors, superior visual storytelling, and unusual subject matter will keep readers emotionally engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Catrina narrates the story of her mixed-race (Latino/white) family's move from Southern California to Bahía de la Luna on the Northern California coast. Read full book review >

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SMILE by Raina Telgemeier
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Irresistible, funny and touching—a must read for all teenage girls, whether en-braced or not. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
Telgemeier has created an utterly charming graphic memoir of tooth trauma, first crushes and fickle friends, sweetly reminiscent of Judy Blume's work. Read full book review >

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WHEN MORNING COMES by Arushi Raina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"This timely reminder of the power and passion of young people contextualizes current student protests by honoring those of the past. (historical note, glossary, glossary sources) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
In her debut novel, Raina applies the now-familiar "teenage girl takes on the government" trope to the Soweto uprising of June 1976. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SAY GOODNIGHT? by Raina Moore
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"This peaceful tale offers a gentle segue to slumber. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"How do you say good night, my pup? / How do you say good night? / With a stretch and a yawn, / close my eyes until dawn. / That's how I say good night." Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH MATCHES by Suri Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Fizzy, funny and ultimately redemptive. (Fiction. 13-16)"
An unforgiveable email prank involving an elderly teacher forces 16-year-old Raina Resnick's expulsion from her New York Jewish high school and banishment to Toronto to live with her strict aunt. Read full book review >

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THE NECESSARY HUNGER by Nina Revoyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A quietly intimate, vigorously honest, and uniquely American hoop dream: tough and tender, without a single false note."
Low-key but refreshing girls 'n' the `hood debut novel about a pair of furiously competitive basketball stars searching for love and certainty in the dank gymnasiums and mean streets of South Central L.A. The familiar inner-city downers of racism, crime, family disintegration, and sports-as-salvation are handled with extraordinary intelligence and sensitivity in this episodic story. Read full book review >