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"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545902472
0545902479
9780545902489
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC BIO KROSOCZK J. Krosoczk 10/2018
TEEN GRAPHIC 362.2913 Krosoczk 10/2018
Characteristics: 294 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm

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JCLMELODYK Sep 16, 2019

I love the love between imperfect, flawed humans. Krosoczka shares his imperfect - some would judge highly dysfunctional family with the reader and the love that sustains them.

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 h... Read More »

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JCLCharlouL Jan 07, 2018

From the blurb, because I can't do it more justice - "A profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family as it grapples with addiction, finding the people who help get you through, and the art the art helps you survive." Block out some time because you won't want to put it down.


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JCLMELODYK Sep 16, 2019

I love the love between imperfect, flawed humans. Krosoczka shares his imperfect - some would judge highly dysfunctional family with the reader and the love that sustains them.

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Sophia222
Aug 16, 2019

This book is deep and heartbreaking. It is a beautifully illustrated memoir that follows the life of a young boy as he comes of age. His life is difficult and this book deals with many of the brutal pains in his life, such as drug abuse, alcoholism, child abuse, teen pregnancy, and bullying. What I liked most about this book was the growth that happened within the main character--it was clear he matured and found his path. Although dark, I would recommend this book to teenagers.

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Cinnimon_Bunnycorn
Aug 02, 2019

Some people might have liked this book, but I did not. I thought it was too dark and I am a very sensitive person. Then again, this is a more mature read, and I am only twelve.

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Amithani
Jul 17, 2019

This was a interesting book about a boy who looses his mother at a young age. And is living with is grandparents. At the same time trying to figure out the other part of his family.

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Dixiecooper2
Jul 06, 2019

This is an engaging book about the story of jarret krozoka’s childhood. He goes through many troubles including losing his mom and learning that she was a heroin addict. This non fiction story does have some heavy topics and shouldn’t be read by anyone younger than 11. Overall a really great book.

Michael Colford Jul 05, 2019

This graphic novel ventures into Fun Home territory, as Jarrett Krosoczka tells the story of his youth, with an absent father, a drug addict mother, and the grandparents who raised him the best they could. Krosoczka uses the artwork to propel the story forward, but his craft in telling the story makes it rise above the usual autobiographical fare.

this book about one boy he lost her mom and he found his dad and he is so sad about her mom...

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AwesomeErin_07
Jun 06, 2019

This book is a real story, a real honest story, that tweens and teens will enjoy.
The dramatic plot begins when Jarrett, the author and the main character, learns that her mother is a drug addict.
He goes through trouble and adventures that focused him back on to his talent and his career: drawing.
I think this book is suitable for grade 7 and up, since it has some mature content in their, for example, addiction, smoking, violence. But I also think that this book is great for book clubs. There are so many questions and connections that can pop up while reading this book.

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kwsmith
Jun 04, 2019

Jarrett Krosoczka is the author of the popular *Lunch Lady* graphic novels for kids. In this more grown-up book, he honestly tells his own childhood memoir about being raised by his quirky grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict.

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weerdness
Feb 20, 2019

Hey, Kiddo is such an inspiring book. I just couldn't put it down. I can relate so much to Jarrett as a child, since I am an aspiring artist as well, but it must've been hard learning to accept a family with many troubles. Overall, a very well written graphic novel/memoir.

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