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Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received a contract for a picture book that he wrote and illustrated. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001, and Jarrett hasn’t stopped or slowed down since. He currently has published more than thirty books that he has authored and/or illustrated. Titles include many picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and Star Wars™: Jedi Academy: A New Class, his first entry in a new cycle in the best-selling Jedi Academy series.
Jarrett is the two-time winner of the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year in the Children’s Choice Book Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. His work has been featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR's All Things Considered. Jarrett's books have also been recommended by national publications such as The New York Times and USA Today. Jarrett has given two TED Talks, both of which have been curated to the main page of TED.com and have collectively accrued more than two million views online. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors, and reading. His Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, and Platypus Police Squad series are all currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and children, and their pugs, Ralph and Frank.
Learn more about Jarrett J. Krosoczka and his work at StudioJJK.com.
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