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Join us as we explore themes of family, addiction, art, and personal growth through a Community Read* of this award-winning graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka. Reserve book to check out at the library by calling 781-834-5535 during open hours, or check out an e-book or audiobook on Overdrive and Hoopla

Sign up for the Beanstack challenge to see special interviews with the author and more - register here.

Two virtual discussions will beheld on Monday, December 7. Register here for the teen discussion from 5:30-6:15 for ages 12-17. Register here for the adult discussion for ages 18 and up. Note, you do not need to participate in the virtual discussion to enjoy the challenge. Questions? email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

"In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, but Jarrett's family is complicated. His mom is an addict, and Jarrett doesn't even know the name of his father. So Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his life as normal as possible and finding a way to express himself through drawing. 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." -adapted from Google Books

*This program is sponsored by Marshfield FACTS, who generously donated funds to purchase the books. This program is also supported by the Marshfield Boys & Girls Club.