Cancer Vixen: A True Story , Marisa Marchetto
About to marry for the first time at age 43, Marchetto found a lump in her breast that spurred a survival journey bolstered by love and humor.
Stitches: A Memoir, David Small
Drawing helped this award-winning illustrator through a difficult boyhood with his depressed mother and busy physician father, especially after childhood cancer took his voice.
Politics and History
Maus I and Maus II, Art Spiegelman
Spiegelman creates an unforgettable account of his Jewish father’s survival in Nazi-occupied Europe, depicting Germans as cats and Jews as mice.
Growing Up and Coming-of-Age
Coming of age in a fundamentalist Christian household, Thompson’s struggles with romance and faith unfold against the backdrop of a quilt made by his girlfriend and the snowy Midwestern landscape.
--Suzanne Summers LaPierre, City of Fairfax Regional Library