New Kid Hardcover – 5 February 2019
"This story captures the tensions that come with being a person of color in a traditionally white space." -- Publishers Weekly
“Genuine characters propel this funny, warm, biting, fearless story. Entertaining and insightful, it will surely offer affirmation for some readers, revelation for others.” -- Cooperative Children’s Book Center
★ “Award-winning author/illustrator Jerry Craft confronts elitism, microaggression, racism, socioeconomic disparity and white privilege in a familiar setting. His preteen audiences will undoubtedly recognize and empathize with Craft’s memorable cast.” -- Shelf Awareness, (starred review)
“Craft’s full-color comics art is dynamic and expressive. This school story stands out as a robust, contemporary depiction of a preteen navigating sometimes hostile spaces yet staying true to himself thanks to friends, family, and art.” -- Horn Book Magazine
“This beautifully crafted work captures ‘tween angst, recognizes everyday and systemic injustice, and challenges everyone to do better by every kid." -- The San Francisco Chronicle
★“This is more than a story about being the new kid—it’s a complex examination of the micro- and macroaggressions that Jordan endures from classmates and teachers. Highly recommended for all middle grade shelves.” -- School Library Journal (starred review)
“An honest and compelling read for any kid looking for a place to belong.” -- Scholastic Teacher Magazine
★“This engaging story offers an authentic secondary cast and captures the high jinks of middle schoolers and the tensions that come with being a person of color in a traditionally white space.” -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“New Kid is at once tender and tough, funny and heartbreaking. Hand this to the middle-grade reader in your life right away.” -- The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Jerry Craft is the winner of the Newbery Medal for his graphic novel New Kid. He has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards, and he is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Connecticut. Visit him online at www.jerrycraft.com.
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- Publisher : Quill Tree Books (5 February 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062691201
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062691200
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Item Weight : 454 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.36 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #970,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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