New Kid

(Author)
Available

Product Details

Price
$21.99  $20.23
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062691200

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Jerry Craft has illustrated and written close to two dozen children's books and middle grade novels including "The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention!" An adventure story that teaches kids about the negative effects of bullying. It was co-authored by his two teenage sons. In 2014, Jerry illustrated "The Zero Degree Zombie Zone," for Scholastic which earned him recognition from the Junior Library Guild. He is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that was distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1995 - 2013. Jerry has won five African American Literary Awards. For more info visit: www.jerrycraft.net. Or follow Jerry Craft on Facebook and Twitter.

Reviews

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