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An ode to Raina!

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:46pm by manz

Okay, you love Raina Telgemeir’s books as much as we do. You met her at A2CAF, and she was great, and now you want to read more of her books. You can’t get enough and need more ASAP, but you’ve already read Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. And you just can't read any more Baby-Sitters Club. What to do?

Here are some graphic novels NOT by Raina that are readalikes you might also enjoy, nicely compiled on a list for your browsing and placing-holds pleasure!

Here are a few to get you started:
In Roller Girl we have friends who may or may not be growing apart when they find different interests. (The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2016.)
In Awkward we learn how one girl copes with surviving middle school.

Give ‘em a shot! And check out the full list to keep your SUMMER READING going on all summer long. (Some books are better suited for 6th graders vs. 2nd graders and vice versa. You decide!)


I love Raina Telgemeir's books! Rollergirl is my favorite non-Telgemeir graphic novel, and I plan to read Awkward too. Thanks for the list!

My 11 year old just finished Drama (brought home from the A2CAF) and immediately set in on my reading pile. I guess I'll be reading it shortly! LOL

I've always loved Raina and her books!!! I definitely recommend them. These blog posts are amazing! They are perfect for these book and author recommendations.

These all sound so good. I'm a sucker for any graphic novel because there so pretty and so easy to read!


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