Ghosts: Raina Telgemeier's upbeat tale of death, assimilation and cystic fibrosis


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/04/ghosts-raina-telgemeier-upbea.html

YA graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier is a force of nature; her Babysitters Club graphic novels are witty and smart and snappy; her standalone graphic novels are even better, but her latest, Ghosts, is her best to date: an improbably upbeat story about death, assimilation and cystic fibrosis.


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We took the kids to her official book launch event in S.F.! Raina bought Jarritos orange soda for everyone in the audience. She’s good people.


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I love Raina, but I can’t bring this book into my students’ reading lives. There are real concerns about the use (and abuse) of Mexican culture in this book. For a good primer, see:


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This reminds me I need to post something in the “victory” thread. Thanks, Cory!


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