1. Her name is Raina in part because she was born on a rainy day.
2. She was in sixth grade and lost her two front teeth, so does the main character in her book, Smile.
3. Her favorite book is, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats from NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien
4. Raina’s favorite movie is, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
5. Her favorite food is probably a tie between San Francisco burritos and New York pizza.