An author and illustrator of many children's books and graphic novels, Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates stories with humor, heart and deep respect for young readers.
Why you should listen
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the New York Times
bestselling author/illustrator behind more than 40 books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady
graphic novels, select volumes of the Star Wars: Jedi Academy
series and Hey, Kiddo
, a National Book Award Finalist. In addition to his work in print, he coproduced, codirected and performed in the audiobook adaptation of his graphic memoir, which garnered both Audie and Odyssey Awards for excellence in audiobook production. Young creatives can hear him on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live
and catch his popular web show, Draw Every Day with JJK
, on YouTube.Understanding that his books inspire young readers beyond the page, Krosoczka founded School Lunch Hero Day
, a national campaign that celebrates school lunch staff. An advocate for arts education, he also established the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships
, which fund art classes for underprivileged children in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.