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Raina Telgemeier author biography, plus links to books by Raina Telgemeier.

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Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. Her most recent title, Smile, a critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and received a Boston Blobe-Horn Book Honor. Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband and fellow comics artist, Dave Roman.

This biography was last updated on 09/01/2012.

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