Written and drawn by Raina Telgemeier
Colors by Braden Lamb
Scholastic/Graphix, August 2014
208 pages, Full-color
Ages 8 – 12
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0545540599
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0545540605
Also available as an ebook
The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.
Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.
WINNER: Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, 2015
A USA Today Bestseller
A New York Times Editors Choice
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
★ “A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with.”
– KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
★ “Alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny…Telgemeier’s visual storytelling skills are well-honed, and readers will be left wishing for more.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
★ “Profoundly familiar…a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold.”
— BOOKLIST, starred review
★ “Utterly relatable for anyone with siblings…a must-have.”
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review