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 Binding Type:
Quill Tree BooksPublished:
9.10h x 6.30w x 1.10dAward:
Newbery Medal - WinnerAward:
Coretta Scott King Award - WinnerReview Citations: School Library Journal
11/01/2018 pg. 69Kirkus Reviews
11/01/2018 pg. 78Horn Book Magazine
01/01/2019 pg. 88Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
11/26/2019Hornbook Guide to Children
07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above AverageAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
500606 / New KidReading Level:
2.9 / Interest Level:
Middle Grade / Point Value: