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Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) by…

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) (edition 2018)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Author)

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Title:Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
Authors:Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Author)
Info:Graphix (2018), 320 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:graphic novel, just finished, memoir, drugs, addiction, family, death

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka



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A compelling coming of age story of a boy reckoning with his mother’s addiction and its impact on his life. ( )
  Oregonpoet | Jul 12, 2019 |
The memoir is told in graphic novel format and I think this will appeal to many readers, especially those who love graphic novels. Readers should definitely read the author's note at the end- it was one of my favorite parts because it explained a bit more about his relationship with his mom and his other relatives. ( )
  Robinsonstef | Jul 10, 2019 |
Literary Merit: Good
Characterization: Great
Recommended: Yes
Level: high school and up

Jarrett J. Krosoczka illustrated part of his life in Hey, Kiddo. The graphic novel told the story of how his maternal grandparents met and their highlights until he was born. Jarrett’s mother became pregnant with him while she was in high school. Her father bought her a house. Jarrett’s earliest memories with his mother were happy. He loved his mother, but she started using drugs and could not take care of Jarrett. As a result, Jarrett ended up living with his grandparents and his mom was in and out of rehab and jail.

Jarrett comes to terms with his mother’s addiction and his grandmother’s drinking. He also meets his biological father. It is a positive coming to age story and young adults can relate to. Especially since so many children are being raised by their grandparents. ( )
  SWONroyal | May 1, 2019 |
Please see my review on Amazon.com under C. Wong. Thank you. ( )
  Carolee888 | Apr 5, 2019 |
Intense graphic memoir that is not afraid of ugliness but still chooses to celebrate love. The author acknowledges the benefits of his therapy and it’s impossible to begrudge him the acceptance he has discovered for his parents, siblings and grandparents. Genuinely moving and sad, in a way that all the best families probably are. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
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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"--… (more)

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