STITCHES : A MEMOIR
New York : W. W. Norton, 2009
Small was born in Detroit in 1945. He was born anxious, angry, and sickly.
His sinuses and digestive system didnít work right. But his dad was a doctor,
and he knew what to do. He prescribed medicines, shots, osteopathic manipulations
(also known as neck-crackings), and Xrays Ö many, many X-rays. Then, when
David was eleven, his parents noticed a growth on his neck. A doctor diagnosed
him with a harmless cyst, and a few more years went by before the growth
was surgically removed. This operation revealed that the growth was, in
fact, a very serious form of cancer. David woke up from his surgery to
find out that the surgeons had
removed his thyroid gland and one of his vocal cords, leaving him literally voiceless. A horrifying black track of stitches on his neck was a constant reminder of what happened to him. How did he find his voice again? This shocking, memorable, and moving memoir is told in a graphic novel format, with pictures complementing Davidís account of his life from age six to sixteen. If you like reading graphic novels or memoirs such as The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, you wonít be able to put this one down! (Amy Pickett) (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
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