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Creator / Raina Telgemeier

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"But the more I focused on my interests, the more it brought out things I liked about myself."

Raina Telgemeier (born May 26, 1977) is an American comicbook writer and artist best known for her series of Scholastic Books graphic novels, including the Eisner award-winning autobiographical Smile. Much of her work is drawn from her childhood, focusing on the difficulties of adjusting to new siblings, or dealing with her polar opposite parents' sometimes tense relationship.

Works by Raina Telgemeier include:

  • The Baby-Sitters Club: The first four graphic novels in this series of adaptations of Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club novels:
    • Kristy's Great Idea (2006)
    • The Truth About Stacey (2006)
    • Mary Anne Saves the Day (2007)
    • Claudia and Mean Janine (2008)
  • Smile (2010)
  • Drama (2012)
  • Sisters (2014), an Interquel to Smile
  • Ghosts (2016)
  • Guts (2019), a Prequel to Smile and Sisters
  • Share Your Smile: Raina‚Äôs Guide to Telling Your Own Story (2019), a creative journal to encourage readers to tell their own stories.

Her website can be found here:

Alternative Title(s): Smile Sisters Duology, Smile And Sisters