HEY, KIDDO at the Shea!

HEY, KIDDO at the Shea!

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:00 pm
Doors 6:30/ Show 7:00 PM. $10.00 Advance online/ $15.00 at the door.


Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka and a host of readers as they bring his celebrated graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO, to life in a live reading. Artwork from the book will be projected on a screen as this story about family addiction, redemption, and the saving power of art is presented unabridged.

"...a testament to the power of art and creativity — and a chain-smoking grandfather — to save your life." --New York Times

"...geared towards young adults but I'm an adult adult and I loved it!" -- Terry Gross, NPR Fresh Air

  • "Honest, important, and timely."
    —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • "A must have, this book will empower readers.
    —School Library Journal, starred review
  • "A nuanced graphic memoir...tells a story of identity."
    —Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Krosoczka has meticulously crafted a severely honest portrayal of addiction, resilient familial love, and the healing power of art..."
    —The Horn Book, starred review
  • "Deeply vulnerable..."
    —Booklist, starred review

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