An Evening with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier

Illustration credit: Dave Roman

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to discuss two stellar graphic novels: Raina Telgemeier's Smile and Dave Roman's Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity. I am a better teacher-librarian because of the authors, illustrators, librarians  teachers, professors, parents, aunts, and uncles who discuss children's literature in a public place. Thank you! 
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Are you booktalking Smile? Make sure you share Raina's book trailer. 

"Since publication, Smile has been wildly popular with young readers. John Schumacher, librarian at Brook Forest Elementary School, witnessed a fifth grader put the book in a friend's hand, guide her to the circulation desk, and say, "You must check this out now and tell me your thoughts in the morning.!" -Anita Silvey 

Three questions with Raina and Dave Roman.

Read Raina's webcomics.

Create your own Smile graphic novel.

Download Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens: A Guide for Teachers and Librarians.

Raina talks about The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels.

Which babysitter are you?

Drama is Raina's latest graphic novel. 

Jessica Lee interviews Raina Telgemeier. 

My book talk of Astronaut Academy: By the end of the book trailer you're about to watch, many of you will say, "I must read Astronaut Academy." 

Vicky Smith interviews Dave Roman. 

Dave Roman designed the GraphiCon logo. 

Please subscribe to Kids' Comics Revolution

You don't want to miss the music video for Teen Boat

Dave Roman's Readers Theater Tips

Download the Astronaut Academy activity pack. 

Astronaut Academy: Re-entry will be released on May 14, 2013. 


  1. I loved SMILE, and now I have just bought DRAMA. So excited-spring break can't get here soon enough. :)



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