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Contemporary Conversations: speaker Jarret Krosoczka

A True Story About Growing Up in a Family Grappling with Addiction

June 26, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Event

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will talk about his young adult graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo. A National Book Award Finalist, Hey, Kiddo narrates and illustrates the author’s childhood living with his grandparents, while his mother is in and out of rehab dealing with addiction and his father is a mystery completely absent from his life. With candor and humor, Krosoczka describes his journey growing up in a family coping with addiction and how his art helped him endure and survive.

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