Hey Kiddo

Hey Kiddo

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A National Book Award Finalist!
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.

Jarrett goes through his
childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible,
finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little
is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager
can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning
with his mother and tracking down his father.

Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing
up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that
helps you survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 216 x 25mm | 670g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545902487
  • 9780545902489
  • 91,709

About Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, select volumes of Star Wars: Jedi Academy, the Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad novel series. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of TED.com and have collectively accrued more than two million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors, and reading. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and children, and their pugs, Ralph and Frank.
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19,142 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 46% (8,892)
4 31% (5,983)
3 13% (2,489)
2 4% (854)
1 5% (924)
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