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by Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
The relationship between the sisters was well done. There could have been some more about the Mexian culture - to seems to be confined to food and the Day of the Dead. Still it was a good story about confronting fear and death
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
This is a cute graphic novel by the same author who brought us Sisters, Smile, and Drama. The students in our Elementary school library love Telgemeier's books. This book brings up some serious issues including childhood cystic fibrosis, death, and fear. But the tone of the story isn't too serious...
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it 3 years ago
Borrowed it from the library to read with Little One. Should've researched this one a bit more...https://readingwhilewhite.blogspot.com/2016/09/on-ghosts-and-magic-of-day-of-dead.htmlhttps://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2016/09/not-recommended-ghosts-by-raina.htmlhttps://booktos...
Defenestraethe rated it 3 years ago
Moving is hard. Having a family member disabled by illness is hard. Middle school is the worst. Old California rubs up against the new, and rubs our protagonist the wrong way. I like how the lost language, food, and culture of second generation immigrants are being brought back into the life of the ...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
This was cute and the imagery is very well done, its easy to see the emotions of the characters just from the drawings. I'm not sure I really liked the ghost element of this story, in fact I kind of wish it was just about a young girl with a sister that is sick moving to a new state and a new home. ...
A Spoopy Love Affair With Books
A Spoopy Love Affair With Books rated it 3 years ago
Oh, where to even begin with this. Many may have heard of it. Telgemeier is a darling, and she's not without a huge amount of talent. The illustration was fantabulous, and it's well-paced, exciting. The problem is, as far as diversity goes--and this graphic novel tries to cash in on several tiers ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 years ago
I was uncertain about this book as I was reading it. I'm not Mexican. I don't celebrate Día de los Muertos. But flags did go up when Halloween and Día de los Muertos seemed to converge in the book. This review sums up the problems with the book (there's several other reviews out there that all sa...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 3 years ago
I read this book after reading an article on the lack of diversity of main characters in children's books. While the article focused mostly on younger kids books, I feel like this one falls in the spectrum. Touching on Day of the Dead, ofrendas, cystic fibrosis, moving to a new city, and a tiny bi...
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