Class ACT: A Graphic Novel

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Price
$12.99  $12.08
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.7 X 1.6 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062885500

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About the Author
JERRY CRAFT est le createur de Mama's Boyz, une bande dessinee primee qui est parue dans pres de 900 publications, faisant de lui l'un des rares bedeistes afro-americains affilies aux Etats-Unis. Auteur-illustrateur d'une dizaine de livres pour enfants, son travail a paru 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 a Norwalk dans le Connecticut. JERRY CRAFT is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that has been distributed to almost 900 publications, making him one of the few syndicated African American 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

"A well-Crafted, visually rich, truth-telling tale for our troubled times that affirms the eternal importance of friends." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Craft makes the story honest and believable and presents it as a powerful, if difficult to achieve, real-world possibility. Another work of resounding understanding and empathy." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Lightning strikes twice as Craft again produces a funny and appealing yet sensitive and nuanced middle grade tale of inequity and microaggressions." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Hilarious and heartfelt. Craft adeptly balances poignant questions...with laugh-out-loud moments of adolescence, making Class Act a substantial snapshot of the interior life of boys, especially Black boys who are too often not afforded such attention, love, and care." -- The Horn Book (starred review)

"Craft approaches Drew's--and his devoted friends'--dilemmas with candor and respect. Kids who missed volume one can dive in here and backtrack later; kids already on board will identify episodes and new characters around which they can build hope for a third entry."

-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"Deftly weaving discussions of race, socioeconomics, colorism, and solidarity into an accessible narrative, Craft offers a charming cast journeying through the complicated landscapes of puberty, self-definition, and changing friendships, all while grappling with the tensions of attending an institution that structurally and culturally neglects students of color." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A warm hug of a book...Class Act's modeling of thoughtful communication and its celebration of friendship are appealing and heartfelt. Craft's expressive characters, strong command of vibrant color and hits of visual humor--including references to popular books in the double-page spreads that open each chapter--are downright delightful." -- BookPage

"A moving and often very funny story about the convergence of an awkward age (13 to 14) with an awkward age (America's racial reckoning).... [Craft] balances his biting sendup of American race relations with poignant family portraits, and the art is most striking in quiet moments." -- The New York Times Book Review