2011 Eisner Award Winner (creative achievement in American comic books)

Bibliographic Information: Telgemeier, R. (2010). Smile. New York: Graphix.

Annotation: This book is a graphic novel that retells the author’s experiences growing up after knocking out her two front teeth.

Genre: Fiction, Graphic novel

Grade Level: 5th grade and up

Readers who would like this: Readers who enjoy graphic novels and stories about growing up.

Rating and Response: I would rate this book 4/4. This graphic novel is one of my favorites. The story is very relatable to anyone who has ever had lots of dental work done and it is told in such a humorous way.

Text-Dependent Questions: Where does Raina loose her teeth?

Literacy Strategy: Literature-Based Reading Activities Chapter 4- During Reading Activities

Activity= Literature Map (pg. 67)

With this activity, students make a chart of main characters, events, questions, etc. during their reading of the text. This chart helps students organize their thoughts and could be useful for a graphic novel in trying to engage with the text.

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