Thursday, October 11, 2018
#tbt: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Smile by Raina Telgemeier. 214 p. Graphix/ Scholastic Inc., 2010. 9780545132060. (Own)
#tbt usually highlights books that are ten years old or older but, given my excitement over the coming publication of Guts, I decided to break my own rule. Smile, Telgemeier's graphic novel memoir about the time in her life after she severely damaged her front teeth in a fall, was published in 2010. It spent more than four years on the New York Times bestseller list, was named a Horn Book Non-fiction Honor Book and received the coveted Eisner Award. It's easy to see why. This memoir is brightly illustrated, humorous, and relatable, as is its companion memoir, Sisters. All of Telgemeier's books are popular at my school.