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Monday, March 30 • 8:45am - 9:30am
Opening Keynote - Hey Kiddo: The Young Adult Graphic Memoir

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Hey, Kiddo is Jarrett’s acclaimed graphic memoir for young adults. Jarrett first spoke publicly about his mother’s addiction to heroin and his childhood growing up with his grandparents in a widely shared TED Talk. His graphic memoir is about his childhood and teen years, a period of time in which art became a lifeline and a way to process his mother’s battles and the absence of his birth father. Learn about how Jarrett created this deeply heartfelt memoir. 

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Award winning author and illustrator
New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age... Read More →


Monday March 30, 2020 8:45am - 9:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom