Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

Graphic Novel - 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
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545902472
0545902479
9780545902489
0545902487
Characteristics: 294 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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When asked about the difference between writing for teens and kids, Jarrett Krosoczka, replied,"Language." Then he let lose some of the gems his grandparents that raised him used to say. "Hey, Kiddo" is about his young life with said grandparents, and deals with his mother's... Read More »


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IndyPL_NicoleN Dec 29, 2018

This was a wonderful and heartbreaking story. Readers will be able to see Jarrett Krosoczka's childhood through the amazing illustrations.

Beaverton_IanD Dec 08, 2018

A powerful graphic autobiography about the author's absent father, addicted mother and overcoming this to become a professional artist and writer with the help of his hard-edged but loving grandparents. Highly recommended.

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mtcoalson
Oct 28, 2018

Incredible story of the author's childhood growing up without a father and his mother's frequent absences due to drug addiction. While dark, I also found this to be an uplifting story as Krosoczka was raised by his grandparents and surrounded by close family, who recognized and supported his artistic gifts.

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