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New Kid

New Kid

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 n... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062691194
Barcode 9780062691194
Published 22 March 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Craft, Jerry
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ISBN-13 9780062691194
ISBN-10 0062691198
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 22 March 2019
International Publication Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Craft, Jerry
Category Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 527g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Middle schools - Comic books, strips, etc - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code 960275

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Possibly one of the most important graphic novels of the year. -- Booklist <strong>(starred review)</strong> Funny, sharp, and totally real! Jordan Banks is the kid everyone will be talking about! -- Jeff Kinney, Author of <em>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</em> An engrossing, humorous, and vitally important graphic novel that should be required reading in every middle school in America. -- Kirkus Reviews <strong>(starred review)</strong>

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Author's Bio

Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels, including The Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass. 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.net. Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels, including The Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass. 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.net.

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