Join us for a talk with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the young adult graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction.
Hey, Kiddo is Jarrett’s debut as an author and illustrator for young adults (grades 6 to 12). Jarrett first spoke publicly about his mother’s addiction to heroin and his childhood growing up with his grandparents in a widely shared TED Talk. His graphic memoir is about his childhood and teen years, a period of time in which art became a lifeline and a way to process his mother’s battles and the absence of his birth father. Learn about how Jarrett created this deeply heartfelt memoir. A dramatic reading from Hey, Kiddo will be paired with the behind-the-scenes look of how the book was made.
For more information contact Dr. Maria José Botelho.
Sponsored by UMass Amherst College of Education Language, Literacy & Culture Concentration and Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.