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David Small’s Stitches nominated for National Book Award

Stitches: A Memoir

Stitches: A Memoir

David Small’s well-received graphic memoir Stitches has been named as a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award in the category of young people’s literature.

The bestselling graphic novel, released in September by WW Norton & Co., recounts Small’s experience as a young teen who hadn’t been told he had cancer and was expected to die.

Stitches is the second graphic novel to be nominated in the young people’s literature category; Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese was a finalist in 2006.

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are presented annually to American authors for works published the previous year. The winners, announced in November, each receive $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. Finalists each receive $1,000, a medal and a citation.

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