When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teenagers

Ken Krimstein ’80, Bloomsbury Publishing, November 2021

New Yorker cartoonist Krimstein’s new graphic nonfiction book is based on never-before-published autobiographies of six Eastern European Jewish teens on the brink of World Ware II. When I Grow Up shows their beautifully illustrated, heart-wrenching stories, full of humor, yearning, ambition, and all the angst of the teenage years. When I Grow Up was selected as a Best Book of the Year by both NPR and the Washington Post.