Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

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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
Branch Call Number: YA B KROSOCZKA GRAPHIC NOVEL COLL
Characteristics: 294 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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In this graphic memoir the author describes his unusual upbringing. Raised by tough but loving grandparents while his mother was in and out of jail struggling with addiction, Krosoczka found solace and strength in drawing. ArapahoeMary

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ArapahoeKati Dec 27, 2018

An honest and unflinching look at family, raised by tough love grandparents, a heroin-addicted mother and the healing power of art. Highly recommend.

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ArapahoeMary Dec 18, 2018

In this graphic memoir, the author describes his own unusual upbringing. Raised by his tough but loving grandparents while his mother was in and out of jail struggling with a heroin addiction, Krosoczka found solace and strength in drawing.

Jarrett tells the story of his own upbringing—raised by his grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict. This is an inside look at a family dealing with addiction and finding support, and a passion, that helps him cope.


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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.

ArapahoeKati Dec 27, 2018

An honest and unflinching look at family, raised by tough love grandparents, a heroin-addicted mother and the healing power of art. Highly recommend.

ArapahoeMary Dec 18, 2018

In this graphic memoir, the author describes his own unusual upbringing. Raised by his tough but loving grandparents while his mother was in and out of jail struggling with a heroin addiction, Krosoczka found solace and strength in drawing.

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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Lirael
Oct 26, 2018

Important article by the author, What's Appropriate For Kids to Read? There's Value in Exposing Them to the Tough Stuff,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/whats-appropriate-for-kids-to-read-theres-value-in-exposing-them-to-the-tough-stuff/2018/10/25/148f0b80-d7b9-11e8-83a2-d1c3da28d6b6_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.675ff55f694f

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ArapahoeKati Dec 27, 2018

When I was a kid, I'd draw to get attention from my family. In junior high, I drew to impress my friends. But now I draw to survive.

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