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

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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.


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.


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:


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

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