Connecticut College is a partner of One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut, which is based on the idea of expanding a small book club to that of an entire community. This year’s book is Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka, who will visit campus and deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Palmer Auditorium.
This is the fourth year Connecticut College is collaborating with One Book One Region and the selection Hey, Kiddo is also the Summer Read selection for the College. Last year, the One Book One Region selection Exit West by Mohsin Hamid was the College’s summer read selection.
The goals of One Book One Region are to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaden the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers among people. For further information, please call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or go to www.onebookoneregion.org.
Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka was grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has published more than thirty books, the first of which was published at the age of twenty-three. He is widely acclaimed for his Lunch Lady graphic novels. He is the two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and has been a finalist for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and National Book Awards 2018 for Young People’s Literature. He resides in western Massachusetts with his wife and children.