Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka audiobook

Hey, Kiddo

By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Read by Jarrett J. Krosoczka , Jeanne Birdsall , Richard Ferrone , Jenna Lania , and a Full Cast

Scholastic Inc
2.83 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents 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. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award

The 2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Young Adult Books

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Multi-Voiced Performance

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents

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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Somehow, you can still love your imperfect family and survive with your spirit unbroken…The language is understated, wry, and knowing.” New York Times Book Review
“Honest, important, and timely.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A must-have, this book will empower readers.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Evoking a great sense of people and place…a story of finding identity among a life’s complications.” Publishers Weeklyl (starred review)
“A full cast of more than forty performers brings this powerful graphic novel memoir vividly to life…With music, sound effects, and affecting performances…Krosoczka has created a uniquely personal audiobook, casting family and friends in the production. Narrator pros Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, and Jenna Lamia take the roles of the grandparents and the author’s birth mother. His father voices himself, reliving the painful memories of their family history. Young Jarrett and his friend Pat are portrayed by Jarrett’s and Pat’s children, and Jarrett’s aunts deliver their own parts as well, making every interaction incredibly authentic. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author Bio: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of several picture books and middle-grade graphic novels. His Hey, Kiddo was a finalist for the National Book Award. He received a contract for his first book just six months after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design. His award-winning books have since been short-listed in several national publications and have grabbed the attention of Hollywood.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 2.83
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English