New Kid by Jerry Craft Jerry Craft



NEW KID by Jerry Craft

On Sale: 02/05/2019

"Loved this graphic novel from Jerry Craft! Bummed it’s not coming out until next January, but I am so excited to see this in full color. It’s a great school story, and it was really incredible to see microagressions portrayed so clearly and honestly. I think this is going to be a great handsell and a great new addition to graphic novel shelves."

Tildy Banker-Johnson
Belmont Books



"This is the first graphic novel I've ever read and I loved it. Fun, funny, and important, you'll finish this, put it down, and exclaim 'wait a minute, I've learned something!'"

Nichole Cousins
White Birch Books


"A pitch-perfect look at life as an African American kid straddling cultures -- his neighborhood, his family and his new school environment. I want to hand this out to every kid (and every parent) heading into middle school at the many independent schools in my community. Fun and moving."

Anmiryam Budner
Main Point Books & Main(e) Point Books


DESCRIPTION: 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 the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School, where he is now one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either. Can he learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

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  • ISBN: 9780062691200
  • ISBN 10: 0062691201
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Pages:256
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : Undefined Category
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience