Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.
As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading.
New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List.
Plus don’t miss Jerry Craft’s Class Act!
From the Publisher
Winner of the Newbery Medal! A timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.
Turn your life into the stuff of cartoons with this drawing sketchbook inspired by the protagonist of the award-winning graphic novel New Kid, Jordan Banks.
This colorful 450-piece features original art by Jerry Craft—a must-have for fans of his award-winning graphic novels New Kid and Class Act.
Jerry Craft follows up his critically acclaimed, Newbery award-winning full-color graphic novel New Kid, with this poignant and funny story following Jordan’s friend, Drew, who has struggles of his own at Riverdale Academy Day School.
From critically acclaimed author-illustrator Jerry Craft comes a special box set that includes New Kid, winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize, and its companion, Class Act!
Publisher:Quill Tree Books; 1st edition (February 5, 2019)
Reading age:8 – 12 years
Grade level:3 – 7
Item Weight:1.2 pounds
Dimensions:6 x 0.68 x 9 inches