New Kid

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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $12.08
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062691194

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About the Author

JERRY CRAFT est le créateur de MAMA'S BOYZ, une bande dessinée primée qui est parue dans près de 900 publications, faisant de lui l'un des rares bédéistes afro-américains affiliés aux États-Unis. Auteur-illustrateur d'une dizaine de livres pour enfants, son travail est apparu dans des revues nationales telles que Essence et Ebony ainsi que dans deux titres de la collection Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. Il vit à Norwalk dans le Connecticut.

JERRY CRAFT is the creator of MAMA'S BOYZ, an awardwinning comic strip that has been distributed to almost 900 publications, making him one of the few syndicated AfricanAmerican cartoonists in the US. He has illustrated and/or written a dozen children's books. His work has appeared in national publications such as ESSENCE MAGAZINE, EBONY, and two Chicken Soup for the African American Soul books. He lives in Norwalk, CT.

Reviews

"Funny, sharp, and totally real! Jordan Banks is the kid everyone will be talking about!"--Jeff Kinney, Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
"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
★"Possibly one of the most important graphic novels of the year."--Booklist (starred review)
★"An engrossing, humorous, and vitally important graphic novel that should be required reading in every middle school in America."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★"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)
★"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)
"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)
"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
"An honest and compelling read for any kid looking for a place to belong."--Scholastic Teacher Magazine