Jarrett Krosoczka returns to An Unlikely Story for an event hosted by our owner, Jeff Kinney, to introduce Jarrett's stunning new YA graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO. It's a bittersweet story that tackles the subject of learning to love your family during the not-so-great moments of their life. It’s raw, honest, and beautiful, and a MUST read for teens and adults alike. Heartbreaking and life affirming, this is timely and a perfect book for book groups.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.
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.
Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.