For teens raised by grandparents, for teens who have an absent parent or one struggling with addiction and/or incarceration, for teens who like graphic novels or memoirs, for teens and adults who . . . well, you name it. This book is for all teens and adults. Krosoczka is both brutally and tenderly candid about his unusual coming-of-age story, and the friends, extended family, teachers, artistic talent, and loving, eccentric grandparents who guided his growing up. Throughout the book are drawings, letters, and artifacts from those years, giving this remarkable memoir even greater intimacy and immediacy.
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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.