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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Book Summary

After tripping and losing her front teeth, a sixth grader's true story of smile repair - a journey of four years.

This is an autobiographical graphic novel with a female protagonist. The sequel is Sisters.
Smile book cover

Book Review

This book is a huge favorite with my fifth grade students. Painful in parts, it's also satisfying because there are many things to connect with about adolescence. Fast-paced and full of smiles, no matter what your dental situation might be at any given moment.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Braces
  • Growing Up
  • Friendships
  • Self-Confidence; Being Yourself

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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