This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.
Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka for a reading and signing of his new children's graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo. Krosoczka will be in conversation with Shannon Hale, author of Real Friends.
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.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Hey, Kiddo from The King's English.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Hey, Kiddo today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.