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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.

Notable works by Raina include:

  • The Smile Sisters Duology, consisting of Smile and a companion book, Sisters
  • Drama
  • Ghosts
  • The first four graphic novel adaptaions of Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club novels:
    • Kristy's Great Idea
    • The Truth About Stacey
    • Mary Anne Saves the Day
    • Claudia and Mean Janine
  • Guts, a sequel to Smile and Sisters
  • Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story, a creative journal to encourage readers to tell their own stories. Released in 2019.
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