[GatheringReaders] Virtual Discussion of Raina Telgemeier’s Drama

Myra here.

Welcome GatheringReaders. This is a much delayed Virtual Blog Post for my book club for young readers. This month we are reading Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama.


What I especially loved about the book is how each one was accepted without judgments and without reservations. No one was ‘bullied’ for who they are. And while there were struggles, there was also joy in self-discovery.

 I only have a few questions here for you. Please feel free to just jump in and share your thoughts if you have read, or are currently reading the book, regardless of whether you’re in GatheringReaders or not. Do write your responses in the Comments Section.

  1. Which part of the book are you in now? 

  2. Who was the most interesting and colorful character for you?

  3. Talk about Callie’s love for theater. Do you share the same passion?

  4. Have you read any of Raina Telgemeier’s other books? If yes, share with us the titles and how you found them.

That’s it! Easy-peasy right! Looking forward to reading your responses.

If you’ve read the book and would like to be part of our discussion, please feel free to write your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “[GatheringReaders] Virtual Discussion of Raina Telgemeier’s Drama

  1. 1. I finished the book twice
    2. Justin
    3. Callie loves sharing her ideas with her companions in the play to make the show look spectacular. And yes i do share the same passion with Callie (Theatre)
    4. Yes, I do like her books! I just recently finished her other award winning comic book novel Smile


  2. 1)I finished the book many times.
    3)Callie likes romantic scenes and I too share the same passion
    4)Nope,i have not read any of her books other than drama


  3. I have read Smile, but not this one. 🙂


  4. 1. I have finished reading the book many times.
    2. Jesse and Justin. But I would prefer Jesse though…
    3. I share the same passion for drama plays but I suffer BADLY from stage fright,like Jesse. However I am not a lovebird like her.
    4. Nadah! ‘Greg’s phrase in the book( I hate Greg by the way)’ Only drama. 🙂


  5. 1.i finished reading the book.
    2. Jesse, i do not really like acting and working behind the stage.


  6. 1. I finished it 4 times
    2. Callie, Jesse, Justin, Liz
    3. I love acting and i have very little stage fright
    4. I read Smile but Drama is muuuuuch better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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