Hey, Kiddo

Scholastic Audio

Narrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, and full cast

2 hr 50 min

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. A National Book Award Finalist! 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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Publisher
Scholastic Audio
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Published on
Oct 29, 2019
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Duration
2h 50m 9s
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ISBN
9781338569896
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Depression & Mental Illness
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
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Eligible for Family Library

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