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Jarrett J. Krosoczka Brings a World of Creativity to Gateway Academy.

This Wednesday, Gateway Academy will be graced by the presence of celebrated author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, whose illustrious career spans best-selling picture books, graphic novels, and powerful TED Talks. Krosoczka, known for his captivating storytelling and dynamic characters, will host a special assembly aimed at sparking creativity among the students of this alternative middle and high school in Haverhill.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Source:
Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Source:

During his visit, Jarrett J. Krosoczka plans to delve into the intricacies of his artistic journey, offering students a rare glimpse into the mind of a creator who has mastered the art of bringing stories to life. His presentation is expected to not only showcase his journey to literary acclaim but also emphasize the critical role of persistence, resilience, and imagination in achieving one's dreams.

Krosoczka's bibliography is diverse, ranging from the heartwarming tales of “Peanut Butter and Jellyfish” to the adventurous escapades in the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series, and the profound narrative of “Hey, Kiddo,” which earned him a spot as a National Book Award finalist. His commitment to storytelling extends beyond the page, having taken the helm in producing and directing full-cast audiobook adaptations of his works.

With appearances on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” profiles in The New York Times, features on Good Morning America, and three engaging TED Talks under his belt, Krosoczka has significantly contributed to discussions on creativity and storytelling. His work within the Star Wars universe and contributions to The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ further illustrate his versatile talent and broad appeal.

The upcoming assembly on March 6 promises to be an inspiring event for the young attendees, likely to ignite their creative passions and underscore the value of storytelling in understanding ourselves and the world around us. As Krosoczka shares his experiences and insights, Gateway Academy students are set to embark on a journey of discovery, encouraged to harness their creativity and aspire toward their own paths of success.

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