Children's Book Author and Illustrator Jarret Krosoczka on Fresh Air – Wednesday at 4 pm

Apr 9, 2019

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Jarret Krosoczka has written numerous picture books as well as graphic novels for young readers, including the popular Lunch Lady series.   His graphic memoir is for young adults, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father and Dealt with Family Addiction.  Written in the voice of his 17-year-old self, it's about being raised by his loving, gruff grandparents - because his mother was a heroin addict and his father wasn't around.  The book was named a finalist for a National Book Award.

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