Caregiver & Child Book Discussion of Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka 

July 27 at 3pm in the Pickering Room

Join this multi-generational book discussion of National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka.  Contact: Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov for meeting info and how to obtain the book. 

About Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka:

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.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.

July 27, 2022 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, August 16 for Bennington Battle Day.