Hey Kiddo

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka is a graphic novel, technically written for Young Adults but recommended for all. It is the story of the author’s life, subtitled How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction.  Raised by his grandparents in Worcester, MA Jarrett struggles with never having known his father and having a mother who couldn’t care for him, all while wrestling with classic childhood and teenage hurdles. He finds solace in his talent for drawing and starts filling up notebooks at a young age. There are teachers who guide him at various points and his grandparents never waver. Entertaining, and despite the subject matter not without moments of humor. His TED talk is also terrific.