Jarrett Krosoczka, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, will address students, faculty, and staff at Cheshire Academy on Oct. 24.

Krosoczka’s presentation and discussion will focus on his journey towards becoming a published author. He will discuss his recent book, “Hey, Kiddo,” released October 2018. “Hey, Kiddo” is a graphic memoir that reflects on his challenging childhood.

Krosoczka will also speak about the intersection of art and writing, and ways in which creative expression has the capacity to help individuals overcome personal challenges.

There will be a book-signing following his presentation. In the afternoon, he will have lunch with students in the Blue Room before visiting two classes.

Although the event is not open to the public, Cheshire Academy alumni and parents interested in attending can contact Wendy Swift by emailing wendy.swift@cheshireacademy.org or by calling 203-439-7325.

Krosoczka’s upcoming visit is the most recent in a series of guest speakers and acclaimed authors, including Diane Ackerman (“A Natural History of the Senses” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife”), Edwidge Danticat (“Breath, Eyes, Memory” and “I’m Dying”), Wally Lamb (“She’s Come Undone” and “I Know This Much Is True”), and Ernesto Quiñonez (“Bodega Dreams” and “Chango’s Fire”).

About the Author: 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. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular “Lunch Lady” graphic novels, and the “Platypus Police Squad” middle-grade novels. He also recently launched a new story arc in the Jedi Academy Series with “Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class.” His most recent book, “Hey, Kiddo” (Oct. 2018), is a graphic memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive. “Hey, Kiddo” was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

More information on Krosoczka can be found on his website.

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