New kid by Craft, Jerry (#1169GT2)


New kid

by Craft, Jerry
Paperback Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019


From the Publisher

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 real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

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

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 11/15/18
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2020
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/19
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 11/01/18
  • New York Times, 03/10/19
  • Newbery Medal, 2020
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 11/26/18
  • School Library Journal starred, 11/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Publication Date: February 5, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 249 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-06-269119-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-06-269119-4
  • LCCN: 2018-938256
  • Follett Number: 1169GT2
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 3.6
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 500606EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.1
  • Reading Counts Points: 6
  • Lexile: GN320L