Raina wows nearly 350 at book launch

Telgemeier's 'Ghosts' introduced Sept. 19 at the University of Minnesota

Best-selling author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier thrilled a beyond-capacity crowd last night at the launch of her new graphic novel, Ghosts, at the University of Minnesota’s Cowles Auditorium. 

A capacity crowd of 250, children and parents, were joined by about 100 more next door watching on closed-circuit television to her one-hour presentation. All had a chance to meet her in person afterwards at the book signing. 

Watch a slideshow from the event

The event was sponsored by the Red Balloon Bookshop and the University Libraries’ Children’s Literature Research Collections. Telgemeier is the author of Sisters, Smile, and Drama. 

About Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novelsSmile, Drama, and Sisters — all New York Times best-sellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies.

She is the recipient of two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Telgemeier lives and works in San Francisco, California.


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