Raina's semi-autobiographical Smile was the recipient of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens. She has followed it up with Drama, an account of working backstage on a middle school musical that touches on issues of friendship and budding sexual orientation. Her other work includes books for the Babysitters Club graphic novels and X-Men Misfits series.
Copies of Raina's books will be available for purchase and signing. If you can't make it to the event, call Left Bank Books at 314-367-6731, ext. 1, to order signed personalized copies.