Hey, Kiddo




      Hey, Kiddo
Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author illustrator Jarrett J Krosoczka Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn t know his father s name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka s search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day to day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist To date, nearly one million people have viewed Krosoczka s TED Talk about his experience Artwork from his childhood and teen years will be incorporated into the original illustrations for the book. New Read [ Hey, Kiddo ] By [ Jarrett J. Krosoczka ] – bluevapours.co.uk

studiojjk.com punkfarm.com lunchladycomics.com Jarrett J Krosoczka used to be a goofy kid that liked to draw Now, he is a published author illustrator with many books to his credit Growing up in Worcester, MA Jarrett drew relentlessly and always had a cast of characters that he wrote stories for In 9th grade, Jarrett won a contest with The Worcester Telegram Gazette and for the first time saw his work in print.This sparked a fire within He went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, after being initially rejected It was in his senior year that he received his first illustration job for a national educational publisher Then, six months after graduating RISD, Jarrett carried his portfolio into New York City and landed a contract for his first book He immediately ran to a pay phone to share the good news with his grandparents Good Night, Monkey Boy was published on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett has since been busy producingpicture books including Baghead Bubble Bath Pirates Annie Was Warned Max for President Punk Farm Giddy Up, Cowgirl My Buddy, Slug and Punk Farm on Tour With the publication of Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute and Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians in July of 2009, Jarrett has embarked on a new journey in his career that as a graphic novelist.Jarrett has been chosen by Print as one of their 20 top new visual artists under 30 and has had his work short listed by Newsweek, USA Today, The Boston Globe and The New York Times, among others His books have landed on numerous recommendation lists, including the Texas 2X2 list and the IRA CBC Children s Choice Awards Jarrett s Punk Farm and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films.With new picture book projects, as well as new Lunch Lady books on the horizon, Jarrett is happily living out his childhood dream in Northampton, MA where he resides with his wife and daughter and their pug, Ralph Macchio.

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      Hey, Kiddo
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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Hey, Kiddo
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • English
  • 16 April 2018

10 thoughts on “ Hey, Kiddo

  1. Lola says:

    I only realized I have read this author before five times, actually when I read the author s note and realized that he s the creator of Lunch Lady.No wonder I didn t figure it out This is not humorous, or light, or action packed like Lunch Lady is.Because this is a memoir the author s And a very honest one at that It s never easy to share your truth with the world, because what if your words are not well received, what if you re judged, what if you didn t carry your message across But it s I only realized I have read this author before five times, actually when I read the author s note and realized that he s the creator of Lunch Lady.No wonder I didn t figure it out This is not humorous, or light, or action packed like Lunch Lady is.Because this is a memoir the author s And a very honest one at that It s never easy to share your truth with the world, because what if your words are not well received, what if you re judged, what if you didn t carry your message across But it s still important you try I m glad this author tried, despite his initial re...

  2. Malia says:

    Despite this being a graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo is not an easy or light read by any means It tells a moving, sad, but also hopeful story of a family affected by addiction and loss I had not known about this author before, as I don t read many graphic novels, but I would be curious to read his other work as well This book was excellent, definitely among the best I ve read this year It s a memoir, and the author doesn t shy away from complex issues and being critical of himself and people he lo Despite this being a graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo is not an easy or light read by any means It tells a moving, sad, but also hopeful story of a family affected by addiction and loss I had not known about this author before, as I don t read many graphic novels, but I would be curious to read his other work as well This book was excellent, definitely among the best I ve read this year It s a memoir, and the author doesn t shy away from comp...

  3. Rachel Reads Ravenously says:

    4.5 stars What a wonderful memoir I honestly cannot remember what made me request this graphic novel from the library, it is so not my normal reading zone But I am very glad I did Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the kids graphic novel series Lunch Lady, tells the story of his childhood and teenage years His mother s addiction and father s absence had an impact on his life, but not as profound as the grandparents who stepped up and raised him.This was unputdownable, I finished it within a few h 4.5 stars What a wonderful memoir I honestly cannot remember what made me request this graphic novel from the library, it is so not my normal reading zone But I am very glad I did Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the kids graphic novel series Lunch Lady, tells the story of his childhood and teenage years His mothe...

  4. Cassie Thomas says:

    I understand that when others read this book they may only focus on the fact that there is so much darkness, but from someone who experienced similar circumstances as a child and into adulthood there was brightness in the fact that grandparents raised us, but the negative light that shone of biological parents was just that, negative As someone who could relate to a lot of scenes in Hey, Kiddo, I am thankful to know that my experiences are who shaped me, just like Jarrett, I m also thankful t I understand that when others read this book they may only focus on the fact that there is so much darkness, but from someone who experienced similar circumstances as a child and into adulthood there was brightness in the fact that grandparents raised us, but the negative light that shone of biological parents was just ...

  5. David Schaafsma says:

    I read this 300 page graphic memoir in one sitting It s a fairly straightforward and simply sketched which is to say intimate tale of a boy growing up without a father and mostly without his mother, who was a heroin addict He was raised by his grandparents, Joe and Shirley, who come to life as stiff drinkers, chain smokers, profane and loving, sacrificing what might have been their retirement and after raising a number of kids of their own to raise Ja They helped Jarrett survive, but so d I read this 300 page graphic memoir in one sitting It s a fairly straightforward and simply sketched which is to say intimate tale of a boy growing up without a father and mostly without his mother, who was a heroin addict He was raised by his grandparents, Joe and Shirley, who come to life as stiff drinkers, chain smokers, profane and loving, sacrificing what might have been their retirement an...

  6. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads says:

    This graphic novel came out of left field and hit me, it hit me hard Prior to receiving this to review, I had not heard anything regarding this graphic novel so although it was a happy surprise, I was somewhat apprehensive I had my own preconceptions of reading a non fiction graphic novel and now after reading this story..I actually want to readAs for this sp...

  7. Tatiana says:

    A tender story of how families can come in all kinds of shapes I have to say, Jarrett isgenerous to some of his family members than I ever could be in his situation.

  8. Jessica says:

    After just a few pages of this book, I wanted to find Jarrett Krosoczka and hug him Justhug him for a minute I met him, got my book signed, he was so nice And handsome, and well dressed And I was like, Hey, what a great guy Love those New Jedi Academy books But now, having read this raw and wonderful memoir of his childhoodI just want to hug him This book is every bit as amazing as you ve heard I want it to win all the awards, because I want everyone to read it I want it t After just a few pages of this book, I wanted to find Jarrett Krosoczka and hug him Justhug him for a minute I met ...

  9. Jen Petro-Roy says:

    Utterly phenomenal Krosoczka takes his talent to a whole new and utterly personal level.

  10. Diane says:

    Hey, Kiddo is an amazing graphic memoir I saw it listed as a finalist for the National Book Award, and I was drawn to Jarrett s story of his dysfunctional family Jarrett was raised by his maternal grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict His mother, Leslie, was mostly absent from his life, occasionally showing up mysteriously for one day, and then disappearing again Jarrett liked to draw, and as he grew older, art became a refuge for him, a way to try and understand things When I Hey, Kiddo is an amazing graphic memoir I saw it listed as a finalist for the Nat...

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