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New Kid

New Kid

"This potent graphic novel should be given to every teacher in America. For me, a grown-up far from childhood, reading this made me feel less alone on behalf of my younger self."

Audrey S.

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Author Jerry Craft
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date 2019-02-05
Section Children's Graphic Novels / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780062691194

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?

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