Hey, Kiddo

Finalist, National Book Awards 2018 for Young People's Literature

ISBN 9780545902489
Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times–bestselling author, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for young readers. More about this author >

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Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn’t know his father’s name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka’s search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist.


Jarrett J. Krosoczka, YPL Finalist, reads from Hey, Kiddo at the 2018 NBAwards Finalists Reading