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Smile (edition 2010)

by Raina Telgemeier

Series: Smile (1)

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Member:English_Teacher
Title:Smile
Authors:Raina Telgemeier
Info:GRAPHIX (2010), Paperback, 224 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Graphic Novels, Realistic Fiction, Middle School, Autobiography, Comics, Female Protagonist, Braces, Awkward Teens

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

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This story has limited words, but no limit on the story line. This story follows the life of a girl as she goes through middle and high school with confidence issues and dental issues as well. As it reaches the end of the story, someone tells the girl to just smile and that becomes her life motto.

I thought that this story is a great representation of the genre of Graphic Novels. The story line was engaging and easy to follow through the representation on the story through the pictures. I would highly recommend that teachers recommend this story to their students and help with confidence issues, that everyone obtains.

An activity that I would do with this story is a book report that includes the students to create their own short graphic story about what they are insecure about. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Dec 1, 2016 |
adorable. short and sweet and funny. ( )
  pixiegenne | Nov 11, 2016 |
LOVED THIS!! Why did I wait so long to read this??? Just adorable and wonderful and quirky and perfect. Can't wait to read more by Raina. ( )
  pickleroad | Nov 10, 2016 |
Middle school is a rough time in everyone's lives, however for the main character in this book she has an added problem. When she was younger she got in an accident that caused her to lose her front two teeth. I would recommend this book for students in middle school or upper elementary. This would be a great book if you are focusing on bullying or teaching children that they can survive the tough times of life. ( )
  kaitlyn_king | Nov 9, 2016 |
Smile is about a girl who trips and falls and knocks her front two teeth out, so she has to wear a retainer with two fake teeth along with dealing with all the struggles of being a middle schooler. This is for fourth to sixth grade. It could teach vocabulary but also I think it would be a great book to allow students to know that everyone has a hard time with something and that the things they are feelings and dealing with are normal. ( )
  DinahW | Nov 8, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raina Telgemeierprimary authorall editionscalculated
Falco, PhilDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, JohnDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pelham, CassandraEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yue, StephanieIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
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From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

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