RAINA TELGEMEIER is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful graphic novelists of her generation. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Smile (2010) and Sisters (2014), graphic memoirs based on her childhood. Smile appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list for more than four years and received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and Sisters received
the Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist. She is also the creator of Drama (2012), a fictional graphic novel which was named an ALA Stonewall Honor Book and is another #1 New York Times bestseller, and Ghosts (2016), another #1 New York Times bestselling work of fiction, which was awarded the 2017 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids. Raina also adapted and illustrated the first four 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 and regularly appear on the New York Times bestseller list. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com and on Twitter at @GoRaina. Photo of Raina by Joseph Fanvu.
See her at SPX in the White Oak Room on Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 pm in a panel titled “Libraries And Comics: Past, Present, And Future.”