As the second annual Carol Troxell Reader, Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo) will give a solo reading, sharing his personal story and artwork from his acclaimed new graphic memoir (for mature teens and adult readers).
Why should you attend?
Krosoczka’s graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo, is currently a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
“Honest, important, and timely.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Hey, Kiddo
“Krosoczka’s TED Talk about becoming an artist has almost a million views. He is especially beloved by young readers (and cafeteria workers) for his hilarious Lunch Lady series…. But Hey, Kiddo is a testament to the power of art and creativity—and a chain-smoking grandfather—to save your life.” —The New York Times Book Review
This event is part of the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.