New Kid by Jerry Craft Jerry Craft



NEW KID by Jerry Craft

On Sale: 02/05/2019



If you follow me, you know my biggest news is that my graphic novel will be published in February. So in anticipation, my wonderful team at HarperCollins is putting together my schedule for the upcoming months. I can't tell you everything just yet, but I CAN share that I will be speaking at two conferences in the fall.

NEIBA - Sept 26, 2018

The 45th Annual Fall Conference for NEIBA (New England Independent Booksellers Association) in Providence, RI. I will be a part of their Children's Author Breakfast on Wednesday, September 26 from 8:30 am - 10 am.

Author Lineup

  • Jerry Craft, New Kid, HarperCollins
  • Monica Hesse, The War Outside, Little, Brown and Company
  • David Ezra Stein, Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise, Candlewick

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NAIBA - Oct 6, 2019

Next I will be at the NAIBA Fall Conference (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, October 6.

  • Jerry Craft, New Kid (HarperCollins Children’s)
  • Rabeah Ghaffari, To Keep The Sun Alive (Catapult)
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hey Kiddo (Scholastic)
  • Walter Mosley, John Woman (Atlantic Monthly)

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DESCRIPTION of NEW KID: 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?

Heidi MacDonald and The Beat introduces New Kid to the public!


That's it for now, plenty more to come! If you want to book me for your conference or school visit, feel free to email me at




  • 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