Everything you need to understand or teach Stitches by David Small.
"Stitches" by David Small is a graphic novel depicting a remembrance of a young boy who grew up in a dysfunctional world. This memoir shows how he observed his world and dealt with illness he didn't understand. It also shows how he broke free from the bondages of that world.
David grew up in Detroit. His mother was very quiet, yet prone to crying bouts and fits of anger. His father, a radiologist, worked at the hospital, and his brother Ted played the drums. David was a sick child, and his father constantly gave him medicines, shots and x-rays to try to help him get better.
When things were hard to deal with around the house, David would escape into his imagination. He pretended he was with Alice in Wonderland, and he drew happy characters to escape the anger around him.
In the spring Mama would take David...