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Chicken Rising

A graphic memoir by D. Boyd.

D. Boyd

D. Boyd takes an unflinching look back at a 1970s childhood plagued by insecurity, bullying and family dysfunction.

A shy only child, Dawn struggles to fit in. After starting a small town fried chicken franchise her war-vet father becomes even more emotionally inaccessible at home, and nothing Dawn does is ever good enough for her mother.

School isn't much better: filled with misinterpretation, false accusations and constant social challenges. Dawn's a true underdog — and this is the story of how she learns to find the good in the bad, and that fitting in isn't all it's cracked up to be. (From Conundrum Press)

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