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Hey, Kiddo

de Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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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.… (mais)
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s graphic memoir, "Hey, Kiddo," is a poignant and deeply moving exploration of family, addiction, and the search for identity. Through a blend of powerful storytelling and evocative illustrations, Krosoczka opens up about his tumultuous upbringing with a raw honesty that resonates long after the final page.

"Hey, Kiddo" follows Jarrett's journey from childhood to adolescence, growing up with his grandparents after his mother’s struggles with heroin addiction make it impossible for her to care for him. This memoir doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of addiction, instead presenting them with a candidness that is both refreshing and heartbreaking. Krosoczka's narrative is unflinchingly honest, capturing the pain, confusion, and longing that defined his early years, as well as the resilience and love that ultimately helped him find his way.

The artwork in "Hey, Kiddo" is a crucial part of its storytelling. Krosoczka’s illustrations are expressive and emotive, using a limited color palette that enhances the memoir’s emotional depth. The sepia tones and sketch-like quality of the drawings evoke a sense of nostalgia, while the occasional bursts of color highlight moments of significance and emotional intensity. This artistic choice effectively mirrors the highs and lows of Jarrett’s life, drawing readers deeper into his personal experiences.

One of the most striking aspects of "Hey, Kiddo" is its portrayal of family dynamics. Krosoczka's grandparents are vividly brought to life, depicted with both their flaws and their fierce love for Jarrett. His complex relationship with his mother is handled with great sensitivity, showing not just the pain of her absence, but also the enduring hope and desire for connection. These relationships are the heart of the memoir, illustrating the profound impact of family—both biological and chosen—on Jarrett’s development and sense of self.

In addition to its emotional depth, "Hey, Kiddo" is also a story of artistic discovery and personal growth. Krosoczka’s journey towards becoming an artist is woven throughout the narrative, showing how art provided him with an outlet for his emotions and a means of making sense of his world. This aspect of the memoir is inspiring, highlighting the transformative power of creativity and the importance of pursuing one’s passions.

"Hey, Kiddo" is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. It’s a story about overcoming adversity, finding strength in unexpected places, and the enduring power of love and support. Krosoczka's ability to convey complex emotions and experiences with such clarity and compassion makes this memoir a truly exceptional work.

In conclusion, "Hey, Kiddo" is a beautifully crafted memoir that offers a compelling and deeply personal look at the challenges of growing up in the shadow of addiction. Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s skillful blend of art and narrative creates a powerful and unforgettable reading experience. This is a book that will resonate with readers of all ages, offering both solace and inspiration. A must-read for anyone who has faced adversity or is seeking to understand the complexities of family and personal resilience. ( )
  Dr.Howard | May 27, 2024 |
Content warning: heroin addiction, absent parents ( )
  boopingaround | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is a powerful story, no doubt. I think maybe this book didn't impact me as much because I've seen the author's TED talk that covers most of what's in the book. It's still a great book.

My favorite character was Grandma Shirley or "Shirl" as she's called. She reminded me of some older women I know who go against every grandma stereotype. Rough language, rough manners, a kind of coldness on display most of the time. In an early sequence in the book, Krosoczka takes a full spread to address Shirley's miscarriage which seemed like an curious choice to me. But after finishing the book, I think he wanted the reader to know that Shirley's early motherhood wasn't a perfect, pretty picture. He sets us up to sympathize with her before showing us her cruel streak. It's a very Betty Draper Mad Men scene with her kids glued to the TV and her having a cocktail and a cigarette. Every time she was a jerk I flashed back to that spread and wondered when she put that hard shell around her.

I could go on and on about Shirley, I really could. The part where she's so mean to Jarrett when he gives her a portrait he drew for her anniversary almost made me cry. And when Jarrett is telling Shirley about meeting his siblings for the first time and her response is to tell him not to interrupt her TV show. Yikes. Yet we know she loves her kids and meets their basic needs. Somehow I had a hard time holding her bad behavior against her. That is a good character -- my feelings about her are all mixed up and she has really stayed with me.

In terms of the Newbery, I can see this having a chance even though it's on the mature end of "children's literature." Generally, I'd say this is ages 14 and up, but I can see a 12- or 13-year-old with interest in the subject matter (drug addiction, parent in jail, childhood trauma) getting a lot out of it.

To nitpick, there's one grammatically questionable sentence. On page 95 narrator Jarrett says, "And it was really nice having my mom there. I liked being able for her to meet some of my friends, and for them to meet her." The phrase "being able for her to meet" makes me cringe. I wonder how it got past editors, though I recognize that grammar can be fluid and maybe it doesn't sound jarringly awful to everyone. In my opinion it would sound better as "I liked her being able to meet my friends..." or "I liked that she was able to meet my friends.."
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  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
I knew HEY, KIDDO would likely be a heavy story for me to read. Like Krosoczka and many others, I grew up with addiction in my household. This is an honest portrayal of bittersweet childhood experiences, interspersed with mementos like letters and old drawings that root the story in reality. It is not all sad, but Krosoczka does not shy away from the darker moments and complexities of his family members. The family we are given are not always perfect, but they are ours, for better or worse. Krosoczka's inkwash illustrations and limited palette lend an extra touch of somberness to the story. And throughout it all, there is hope; a key part of the story is the love and appreciation for art that eventually leads Jarrett Krosoczka to a career in children's books. At 300 pages, this is a meaty, cathartic read. ( )
  nilaffle | Nov 6, 2023 |
Fantastically produced audiobook. Kudos for converting a graphic novel into an engaging audiobook.

A moving and poignant story of kid, whose mother suffers from substance addiction. Without any self pity or getting sappy, the book shows how he overcame the odds. ( )
  Santhosh_Guru | Oct 19, 2023 |
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In this deeply vulnerable, moving graphic memoir, Krosoczka, well known for his popular Lunch Lady series, recounts his sometimes troubled childhood, spent largely with his grandparents; his struggle to maintain a relationship with his heroin-addicted mother; and his gradually developing love for making art and comics. His grandfather officially took custody of Krosoczka when he was not yet five years old, and it wasn’t until much later that his learned about his mother’s heroin addiction and imprisonment. Life with his grandparents—a hard-drinking couple who bickered constantly—wasn’t always easy, but his grandfather was a stalwart supporter of his artistic aspirations, and he slowly realized that the atypical family he ultimately collected (even eventually his father, whom he finally met late in his teen years) could be enough. Krosoczka’s brushy, expressive artwork, incorporating snippets of his childhood drawings and letters, beautifully conveys the difficult circumstances of his upbringing. There’s a tender quality to his graceful line work and muted color palette, which adds to the compassionate way he depicts his family, even when he can’t count on them. A closing author’s note fills in additional backstory and helpful context, including the ultimate, heartbreaking result of his mother’s addiction. There have been a slew of graphic memoirs published for youth in the past couple of years, but the raw, confessional quality and unguarded honesty of Krosoczka’s contribution sets it apart from the crowd.
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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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