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 New Read Kindle ePUB New Kid Author Jerry Craft – 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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- New Kid
- Jerry Craft
- 18 February 2018 Jerry Craft