By Zack Smith
 Memoirs about unhappy childhoods are common, but David Small’s Stitches  is anything but.  Growing up with emotionally-distant parents, Small developed a cancerous mass as a result of his father constantly exposing him to high-powered X-rays.  The result left him barely able to speak above a whisper. 


But gradually, Small was able to find his voice – both literally and figuratively – and go on to a successful career as a Caldecott Medal-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books. But he recently stepped into darker and more personal territory with Stitches, his first graphic novel.

We discuss his acclaimed book at Newsarama, which you can read here.


 

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