New Kid

by Jerry Craft

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Can Jordan manage being one of the few kids of color in his first year at a prestigious private school?

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Full-Color Graphic Novel, Award-Winning Author/Illustrator, Funny Story with a Fearless Message About Diversity and Inclusion, Modeling Resilience and Self-Determination

Topics and Themes:
Private Schools, Cartooning, Divided Loyalties, Living Between Two Worlds, Fitting In, Following a Dream
Some mature content.

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Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more 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?

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is a high-stakes game.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 8
    • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-60089-6