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
Characteristics: 294 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545902472 (hardcover)
0545902479 (hardcover)
9780545902489 (paperback)
0545902487 (paperback)
Call Number: TEEN 741.5973 KROSOCZKA

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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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Audrey_1974
Dec 08, 2018

A great autobiography of the author’s hard early life. The book shows the importance of empathy, family, and art programs. I especially liked the author’s comment at the end about growing up and becoming an adult — you get to create your own reality.

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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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