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Jarrett J. Krosockza Details How Addiction Affected His Family In 'Hey, Kiddo'11:57
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The opioid epidemic has affected tens of thousands of people in Massachusetts — including the family members of those whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. That includes children with addicted parents.

"Hey, Kiddo" details Krosoczka's story of growing up with addiction in his family. (Courtesy of Graphix/Scholastic)
"Hey, Kiddo" details Krosoczka's story of growing up with addiction in his family. (Courtesy of Graphix/Scholastic)

Author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka knows what it's like to be one of those children. His mother suffered from a heroin addiction and he didn't know his father throughout much of his childhood, leaving him to be raised by his grandparents.

Krosoczka is known for his humorous children's books — such as the action-packed "Lunch Lady" and "Playtpus Police Squad" graphic novel series — but his latest book is different. He's telling his own story of growing up with addiction in the family through a graphic memoir titled "Hey, Kiddo."

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of "Hey, Kiddo." He tweets at @StudioJJK.

This segment aired on November 30, 2018.

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