New Kid




      New Kid
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing 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 Free Read New Kid author Jerry Craft For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Jerry Craft has illustrated and or written nearly three dozen children s books, graphic novels and middle grade novels for publishers such as HarperCollins, Scholastic, Benchmark, Pearson and his own publishing company, Mama s Boyz, Inc His middle grade graphic novel, New Kid, will be released by HarperCollins on February 5, 2019 Jerry has earned recognition from the Junior Library Guild, and has won five African American Literary Awards He is the creator of Mama s Boyz, an award winning comic strip that was distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1995 2013 He is a co founder and co producer of the Schomburg s Annual Black Comic Book Festival which has drawn close to 40,000 fans since its inception in 2013 Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in nearby Washington Heights He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A from the School of Visual Arts.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • New Kid
  • Jerry Craft
  • English
  • 07 October 2018

10 thoughts on “ New Kid

  1. Betsy says:

    Gaps Sometimes they re all that I can see.Imagine you have a brain that allows you to retain information in compartmentalized slots You have chosen the field of librarian so this trait is useful in your day to day work As you read children s books over the course of a year, you categorize each one You note similarities, differences, and books that don t strike you as like anything else out there And you continue to keep track year after year, building up your knowledge, tracking what you Gaps Sometimes they re all that I can see.Imagine you have a brain that allows you to retain information in compartmentalized slots You have chosen the field of librarian so this trait is useful in your day to day work As you read children s books over the course of a year, you categorize each one You note similarities, differences, and books that don t strike you as like anything else out there And you continue to keep track year after year, building up your knowledge, tracking what you ve seen Now I ve been in the children s librarianship business for quite a while Along the way, I ve identified the areas that I really prefer to read Comics, for example, are great I m a big time fan Better still, comics are seeing a real Renaissance lately Publishers of every stripe are stepping up to the challenge, providing graphic literature for the hungry young masses It s an amazing time to ...

  2. Scott says:

    I wish I was Batman Not just for the cool reasons I could fit in anywhere One minute he s at a board meeting as Bruce Wayne And the next, he s in the most dangerous part of town Completely fearless Unlike me, Batman is always in control of EVERYTHINGJordan Banks, on page 166Witty and plausible graphic novel starring protagonist Jordan Banks, a thirteen year old who is just starting 7th grade as a transfer student hence the title at a private school nicknamed RADS in New York CI wish I was Batman Not just for the cool reasons I could fit in anywh...

  3. Amber K. says:

    This is a must have in all upper elementary and above classrooms This book is packed with bias and micro aggressions that are important for kids to read and understand especially kids that live in areas with little to no racial diversity I cann...

  4. laurel [suspected bibliophile] says:

    Jordan is the new kid in seventh grade And he s not going to art school like he wanted he s going to a fancy new private school where he s one of a handful of students of color He s not sure if he s going to fit inbut he s going to try.This was such fun to read Jordan s world view and how he frames things are hilarious and introspective, and his drawings are just the cutest things on the planet I loved that he was able to expand his mind, and even though he still wanted to go to art schoo Jordan is the new kid in seventh grade And he s not going to art school like he wanted he s going to a fancy new private school where he s one of a handful of students of color He s not sure if he s going to fit inbut he s going to try.This was such fun to read Jordan s world view and how he frames things are hilarious and introspective, and his drawings are just the cutest things on the planet I loved that he was able to expand his mind, and even though he still wanted to go to art school and pursue his passion at the end of the novel, he realized that he really was able to enjoy all three of his favorite Chinese foods it s a metaphor, I promise and not just have to stick to only one He could enjoy private school and his private school...

  5. Cassie Thomas says:

    This is going to be THE most talked about graphic novel in the new year This is a story that needs to be read and then talked about Every single chapter had me shaking my head yes Swipe right to see just two pages of serious truth that readers and teachers alike need to be reading Out February 2019

  6. Jillian Heise says:

    A FANTASTIC middle grade graphic novel A necessary addition for any school classroom library Approaches subtle overt racism in an accessible understandable way for the audience, while not holding back, through the lens of the new kid at school.

  7. Lata says:

    4.5 stars I enjoyed this story of Jordan starting at a new school, where many of the kids come from affluent backgrounds There are very few other brown kids, and Jordan eventually becomes good friends with a couple of the boys, including one from a very different background than his.Jordan experiences racist and classist behaviour from some of his classmates, and from one of his teachers, who comes off a...

  8. Lynn Plourde says:

    NEW KID is fun and funny at the same time it portrays serious fitting in at school issues Mega kid appeal

  9. Sam says:

    When you finish a book in one sitting, you know it s good.

  10. Nilah says:

    There s so much like to like about NEW KID The terrific art, supplemented by main character Jordan s own comic journal style observations The journey through navigating a new school, new friendships, and new conflicts The theme of not judging a book by its cover woven throughout And I found the perspective of a Black kid in an environment that s not used to Blackness, where teachers constantly confuse you with That Other Black Kid They Remember and push critically acclaimed stories of Black There s so much like to like about NEW KID The terrific art, supplemented by main character Jordan s own comic journal style observations The journey through navigating a new school, new friendships, and new conflicts The theme of not judging a book by its cover woven throughout And I found the perspective of a Black kid in an environment that s not used to Blackness, where teachers constantly confuse you with That Other Black Kid They Remember and pu...

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