Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo, his graphic memoir about growing up as the child of a mother with substance use disorder, took home the Book of the Year award at the annual Harvey Awards, Publishers Weekly reports.
The memoir from the prolific children’s author, best known for his Lunch Lady series of books, was also a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
The Harvey Awards, founded in 1988 and awarded annually to comic book authors since then, were given out on Friday at the New York Comic Con at the Javits Convention Center.
Other nominees for the Book of the Year award included Nora Krug’s Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home, Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam and Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, which ended up taking home the Harvey Award for Best Young Adult Book.
Ngozi Ukazu won the Digital Book of the Year award for her graphic novel series Check, Please!, and Kōhei Horikoshi took home the Best Manga prize for My Hero Academia. Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel won the Best European Book award for Waves.
Michael Schaub is an Austin, Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.