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Jan 14, 2020

A heart-wrenching graphic memoir adapted for audio for the first time. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb and host Jo Reed discuss this audiobook that doesn’t hold back. Graphic memoirs and graphic novels are such visual mediums, and this audiobook adaptation with more than 40 performers works to bring the story to vivid life. When he was 3 years old, Krosoczka’s grandparents removed him from his mother’s custody and raised him in their noisy, loving home. When he is older, he learns that his mother has a substance use disorder and has spent years in and out of prison. Themes of forgiveness and gratitude abound throughout. With music, sound effects, and affecting performances, listeners feel like they are at the dinner table with Krosoczka and his hard-drinking, foul-mouthed grandparents in Massachusetts. Published by Scholastic Audiobooks.

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