I highly recommend Raina Telgemeier’s three graphic novels Sisters, Drama and Smile. They are full of heart, humor and cringe-worthy childhood memories many of us can relate to. Smile and Sisters are an autobiographical companion set about Raina’s 1980’s bay area childhood perfect for ages 10 and up. Drama has a tad more mature themes and is great for middle schoolers on up.
Children’s librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures.