Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

Book - 2018
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"In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545902472
0545902479
Characteristics: 294 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find h... Read More »

In graphic memoir format, Krosoczka tells his own story of having an addicted mother and being raised by grandparents.

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DPLaprilteenservices Jan 23, 2019

A perfectly executed graphic memoir. Be sure to watch Jarrett's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jarrett_j_krosoczka_how_a_boy_became_an_artist

Carly G.: "Critically acclaimed autobiographical exploration of the intergenerational impact of addiction. Jarrett Krosoczka, who is most famous for his kids graphic novels including the adventures of the lunch lady, shows the role of art in supporting him through hardship and connecting him... Read More »

"Everybody's already dead" is Grandpa Joe's rationale for teaching his grandson, Jarrett, to drive in a cemetery, and it sets Hey Kiddo up perfectly. This is Jarrett Krosoczka's 38th book — but his first memoir, and it's full of the humor, the tension and the reality of being raised by ... Read More »


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DPLaprilteenservices Jan 23, 2019

A perfectly executed graphic memoir. Be sure to watch Jarrett's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jarrett_j_krosoczka_how_a_boy_became_an_artist

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