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Banned Books Week: An Author Talk with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Banned Books Week: An Author Talk with Jarrett J. Krosoczka Online

[Ages 12+] The community is invited to an online talk and Q&A with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the 2018 graphic memoir, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found my Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction. This book talk is part of Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the right to read during which libraries, schools, and bookstores highlight the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship.The author will talk about his experience having a book challenged, answering such questions as: How do authors find out if their books are challenged? How many times was it challenged, and who challenged it? What was his reaction and will this impact his work going forward?

This Young Adult book was a 2018 National Book Award Finalist. From Hey, Kiddo: It's "a...memoir about growing up in a family as it grapples with addiction, finding the people who help get you through and the art that helps you survive."

View Krosoczka's 2012 TED talk: How a Boy Became an Artist. 

 A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon confirmation of registration and one day before the event.

The book is available to borrow as a physical book and audiobook, as a Playway audiobook, and digitally as an e-book and e-audiobook.

The book is also available to purchase through the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. The price is discounted if you mention you are attending the event.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Adult     Tween/Teen  
  Adult Program     Tween/Teen Program     Virtual/Online  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 400 seats available.

Event Organizer

Sarah S.

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