New Kid

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Price
$19.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.6 X 5.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781982609047

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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.
Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994. She's read over 130 titles covering many different genres and has won multiple Earphones awards. Her many audiobook credits include Augusten Burroughs's Sellevision, Edwidge Danticat's Brother I'm Dying, and Lalita Tademy's Cane River. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic's Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors' unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.
Marc Thompson earned his BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, in 1997. His voice can be heard in commercials, on radio, and on many cartoons, including MTV's Daria, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and G.I. Joe: Sigma 6. He narrates many titles in the Star Wars series.

Dan Bittner is an actor and voice talent and winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. He has starred on stage and on the screen, in movies such as Men in Black, Adventureland, and the Producers: The Movie Musical. He has also appeared onstage as Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Ron Butler is a Los Angeles-based actor and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits (playing everything from brooding doctors to screwball hipsters). Most kids will recognize him from the three seasons he spent on Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP. Ron works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has voiced a wide variety of audiobooks. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and an Independent Filmmaker Project Award winner for his work in the HBO film Everyday People. Originally from the Bahamas, Ron grew up singing calypso onstage with his father (the country's number-one recording artist) before touring (and recording) in Europe with a jazz band. In his spare time, he impersonates the president while playing the ukulele.
Phoebe Strole originated the role of Anna in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening. Most recently, she starred in Kung Fu at the Signature Theater. Her film and television credits include My One and Only, Hamlet 2, Glee, and Rescue Me.

Guy Lockhard is a voice talent and Earphones Award-winning narrator.

Miles Harvey is the author of the national and international bestseller The Island of Lost Maps (2000), and the recipient of a 2007-2008 Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. His book Painter in a Savage Land (2008) was named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editors' Choice. He teaches creative writing at DePaul University.
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Rebecca Soler is a film and voiceover actress who won a 2009 AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of After by Amy Efaw. Her audiobook credits include work by authors such as Judy Blume, James Patterson and Sarah Dessen. Soler has also narrated the popular young adult series The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Her voice over credits include various video games, like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Red Dead Redemption and television shows such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

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.

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

[A] heartbreakingly accurate middle-grade tale of race, class, microaggressions, and the quest for self-identity...Engrossing, humorous, and vitally important.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (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)"

Speaking up about the unrepresented experience of so many students makes this a necessary book, particularly for this age group.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"