June 16, 2021

Bestselling Author and Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka Will Join Virtual ‘Contemporary Conversations’ at Montgomery County Public Libraries on Saturday, June 26

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be the featured guest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, as Montgomery County Public Libraries continues its “Contemporary Conversations” virtual series. The topic is “A True Story about Growing Up in a Family Grappling with Addiction.”

Contemporary Conversations is a free community forum to talk about cultural and current issues with experienced authors and journalists and to engage in enriching conversations.

Mr. Krosoczka will talk about his young adult graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo, a National Book Award finalist that narrates and illustrates the author’s childhood living with his grandparents while his mother is in and out of rehab. Through the graphic memoir, Mr. Krosoczka described his journey growing up in a family coping with addiction and how his art helped him endure and survive.

Registration is required to join the event, which is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. For more information about Contemporary Conversations, email Clotilde Puértolas at clotilde.puertolas@montgomerycountymd.gov.