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Author : Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Category : Adoption,Marriage & Divorce,Growing Up & Facts of Life,Family Life,Babysitting
Formats : Hardcover,Paperback,Kindle Edition
Languages : English
Pages : 320
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PublishDate : 2018-10-09
ReleaseDate : 2018-10-09

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Family Life
Marriage & Divorce

Book Summary & Description

  • A National Book Award Finalist!In Kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczkas Teacher Asks Him To Draw His Family, With A Mommy And A Daddy.

  • But Jarretts Family Is Much More Complicated Than That.

  • His Mom Is An Addict, In And Out Of Rehab, And In And Out Of Jarretts Life.

  • His Father Is A Mystery — Jarrett Doesnt 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 Whats 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.

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Delves in to the issue of addiction and children who are being raised by grandparents due to the addictions of their parents. As a high school English teacher, I can attest to the fact that my students NEED this book!!!!A truly happy ending for a very special kid who realized the meaning of family despite his circumstances. With superb, soulful, heart-breaking illustrations, Jarrett Krosoczka has written his autobiographical tale of surviving a life without parents, an alcoholic father who abandoned him and a heroin-addicted mother whose disease renders her to self-absorbed and too lost in jail-time to mother her son. Adopted by his grandparents, Jarrett must reinvent himself in all the new schools, suffer being a misfit, and eventually find his way through art.

Jarrett uncovers these ghosts and puts them on display to dramatic effect in this wonderful graphic novel. I received a digital ARC of this book in the spring, and I have been impatiently waiting for the official release since the day I downloaded it!I knew about Jarrets history from his incredible Tedtalk, but I was not quite prepared for all of the trauma and drama this man experienced because his mom was a heroin addict. But it is not all heartbreak and sadness, there is hope in knowing things will be ok because he is famous in the kidlit world!From his Lunch Lady graphic novel series to his picture books to the Jedi Academy series and so many more. This book is stunning and watching the creation of it on Instagram made me even more excited about having my own copy. If you have, know, or work with high schoolers, this is a must read, share, give, gift book.

Ill be using this book at the Brookdale national conference on Oct 26 in New Jersey for relatives who are raising children whose parents are not on the scene due to their drug world. This book is a support group all of its own, showing our children that they are not alone and look at how one person survived with dreams fulfilled. Mainly because it was so relatable and when my teacher saw it on my desk, she started reading it too. This is a remarkable graphic memoir and definitely the best autobiographical work Ive read since Trevor Noahs Born a Crime. My son was a big fan of the Jedi Academy series, so I got this book thinking he might enjoy it as he is approaching middle school. I will probably wait a couple years before having him read it, as there are a lot of dark moments throughout. Real stuffs of Ghosts, Telepathy, Pre-Cognition,100th Monkey Phenomenon, Aliens,

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If you read this book you will feel there is something around us, this book starts off with ghost stories and it’s also answers few questions lingering in our mind about ghost and it’s presence. After that it talks about aliens, and also about special people who had special powers like bending a spoon, levitation by humans and so on. It’s a wonderful read, this book also talks about magical natural happening at the end. Try this to get a different view about ghosts, aliens, super humans and super natural happenings. suprice and thrilling not a story . . true of all over world . . belive or unvelive ?. . ghost enter and activities in humen life. . fantastic book. . very thrilings to read. Dematerialize concept was touched here and there , though it requires an extensive reading to understand the intricacies of it.

IT EXPLAINS ABOUT THE GHOSTS, SOUL, ALIENS, TELEPATHY, MAGICAL RAINS ETC. . A book listing down some of the unsolved mysteries of human is not a genre that we get to read that often. Some of the mysteries like spontaneous human combustion, teleporting and telepathy EW difficult to digest. UFO is something that is quite different but since there has been too much over dose of it in movies and other series it is not that difficult to relate and think at times even a bit boring. Looking at the cover of this book, one would be little feared about the content of it. This book would delve into one’s subconscious mind and make the reader realize few facts even in their personal life experience. The facts about UFO’s were intially good but became a bit dragging at the end. Overall, this book would throw light on combining scientific reasoning with few hidden facts on this earth.

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