I recently traveled to a bookstore in Pennsylvania to interview author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier. When I arrived, about a hundred excited young fans were already there to meet her. Many were clutching her latest best-selling graphic novel, Guts.
The book is Telgemeier’s most personal story yet. She describes her crippling childhood fears of getting sick and throwing up. When her worries developed into panic attacks, Telgemeier’s parents took her to a therapist. Guts is the story of how she learned to tackle her fears in a positive way.