Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

Graphic Novel - 2018 | First edition
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In kindergarten, the author's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But his family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of his life. His father is a mystery - he doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. The author lives with his grandparents - two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children - until the author came along.--publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545902472
Characteristics: 294 pages, 20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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PPLTeen Sep 10, 2019

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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JCLBrittanyC Nov 15, 2019

This is a biography of author Jarrett’s life. He had a drug addicted mother,
absent father, and a set of wonderful grandparents that helped raise him.
With all of this, you can imagine he faced his fair share of trials and
tribulations. The story encompasses the majority of his life, which makes it
such an enjoyable read. You see how these challenges can impact an
individual’s life for years to come. If you are looking for a bit of a deep dive
into someone else’s life experience, definitely give this one a try!

Oct 28, 2019

If your teen is looking for a book to read, this is it!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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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