Telgemeier, Raina. 2014. Sisters. New York: Scholastic.
(Advance Reader Copy)
Sisters is the companion graphic novel to the award-winning Smile. In Sisters, Raina, her mother, younger sister Amara, and little brother Will are on a road trip to Colorado. Past experiences and grievances, both large and small are unwelcome baggage on this family road trip. Raina and Amara feud for much of the trip, until one event brings the family together.
Prior events are relayed as flashbacks and appear on yellow-tinted pages.
I have sisters and I have daughters. I can attest to the fact that Raina Telgemeier tells it like it is. It's not the good times that make a family strong, but rather, how it deals with the bad times... and if everything turns out well, the bad times make the best stories.
Publishers Weekly has a 7-page preview of Sisters on their blog.
On a shelf near you, August 26, 2014.
I received my copy of Sisters at Book Expo America. Raina was kind enough to pose for a photo as she signed it. One lucky reader from my book club will be taking it home to preview on Wednesday!