We had not heard of these books until
three teachers order matching Library Due Date Card T-shirts
to wear to school, each with one of the three titles:
Smile, Drama, and Sisters.
The graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier
are based on her childhood and written with middle school kids in mind,
but we found them to be a lot of fun, too!
- "Smile" -
"Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly."