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Written & illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Published by Scholastic
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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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.

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Who Wrote Smile

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Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of <i>Smile</i> and <i>Sisters</i>, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of <i>Drama</i>, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at

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