Bound To Stay Bound

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 Hey, kiddo
 Author: Krosoczka, Jarrett

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2018)

 Dewey: 741.59
 Classification: Autobiography
 Physical Description: 294 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 22 cm

 BTSB No: 533201 ISBN: 9780545902472
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Subjects:
 Krosoczka, Jarrett
 Illustrators -- Biography
 American authors -- Biography
 Family problems
 Drug abuse
 Public schools
 Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc

Price: $19.48

Summary:
The memoir of Jarrett Krosoczka in graphic novel format and the challenges that his mother's heroin addiction brought to his family.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 198847
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 75147

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/08/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/11/18)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 Gr 7 Up—In this intimate graphic memoir, Krosoczka looks back on his childhood and adolescence. His mother was a heroin addict, who was incarcerated or in rehab for much of his young life, and his father wasn't around—until Krosoczka was in the sixth grade, he didn't even know the man's first name. The author/illustrator was raised by his loving but often amusingly coarse maternal grandparents, who were well past their child-rearing days. Though growing up without his biological parents was painful, Krosoczka had a supportive network of extended family and friends, and his art became both his passion and his salvation. The visuals beautifully re-create his early memories, with fluid lines depicting the figures and hand-painted washes of gray with burnt orange highlights in the backgrounds. Borderless panels and word balloons deftly draw readers into the action. Artifacts from the Krosoczka family's past are inserted into the story, such as artwork and letters, and even the pineapple wallpaper from his grandparents' home is included between chapters. VERDICT A compelling, sometimes raw look at how addiction can affect families. A must-have, this book will empower readers, especially those who feel alone in difficult situations.—Kelley Gile, Cheshire Public Library, CT - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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