New York Times bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers kicked off the Library’s Summer Reading Program
Time & Location
May 10, 2:00 PM
Goodnow Library Community Room, 21 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776, USA
About the Event
Join us we get ready to kick off this summer's reading program, with a theme of "Find Your Voice," with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, select volumes of the Star Wars™: Jedi Academy series, and Hey, Kiddo, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores over the past twenty years.
In addition to his work in print, Krosoczka produced, directed, and performed in the full-cast audiobook adaptations of his graphic novels. He has been a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, has been profiled in the New York Times, was featured on Good Morning America, and has delivered three TED Talks, which have accrued millions of views online. Krosoczka has garnered millions of more views online via the tutorials he has produced for YouTube and TikTok. As well as working on his books’ film and television adaptations, Krosoczka has also written for The Snoopy Show (Apple TV+) and served as a consultant for Creative Galaxy (Prime Video), and appeared in live segments for the show.
Realizing that his books can inspire young readers beyond the page, Krosoczka founded School Lunch Hero Day, a national campaign celebrating school lunch staff. A consummate advocate for arts education, Krosoczka also established the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships, which fund art classes for underprivileged children in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.
This is an in-person event at the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. Ages 5+. Parents/caregivers must stay with their children.
Brought to you by the Goodnow Library Foundation
Sponsored by Kenneth Vona and Son Construction and the Loring PTO