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New Kid
New Kid | Jerry Craft
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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 worldsand 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?
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LiteraryNib
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Jerry Craft's graphic novel explores key relationships that shape Jordan Banks' middle school journey. One of my favorite quotes is, “friends are like training wheels for a bike, they always keep you from falling down.“ (249)

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Published- 2019
Author & Illustrator - Jerry Craft
Genre- Graphic Novel, Comic, Fiction, Humor
Awards - Coretta Scott King Book Award (2020)
This book follows a black middle school student, Jordan Banks, as he transfers into a predominately white school. He faces struggles such as microaggressions towards him. This book is perfect for upper-grade elementary students/middle school because it is a great representation of what some go through.

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maggiedesantis
New Kid | Jerry Craft

Published in 2020, this story is about a 12-year-old black boy who enrolls at a private school and experiences culture shock when arriving at his new school.
Awards won: Newbury Award
Purpose of Award: To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children
Author/Illustrator: Jerry Craft
Date of publication: 2020
Genre: Realistic Fiction

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loganhiller
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This graphic novel is about a seventh-grade boy, Jordan Banks. Jordan is passionate about art and cartoons. His parents send him to a private school where he is one of the only children of color in his entire grade.

This is a great book for young readers to introduce them to the different walks of life people go through and how race affects life for people.

loganhiller This novel is also a Coretta King Scott Award Winner! 2mo
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Mdonald
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mandarchy
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I don't usually read and review graphic novels, but this seemed like required reading. It's about time I did it too! I could really relate to the teachers in this book. I am horrible with names and knowing it's a microaggression only makes my anxiety worse. 😬
I really like the connection building that the kids did. They started to remind me of John Hughes characters, especially in the chapter headings.

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IndoorDame
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It may only be a 15 minute car ride from Washington Heights to Riverdale, but for 7th grader Jordan it sometimes seems like another planet. This story follows Jordan through a year as a new student at an exclusive mostly white prep school, and the reader sees micro aggressions, systematic racism, and overt cruelty towards him and the handful of other black and Latinx students take a toll.

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Readerann
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Lovely book. This reminds me why I will continue to read the Newbery winners.
#ReverseReadathon #Deweys #Newbery

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suvata
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#StoryGraph: fiction contemporary graphic novel middle grade funny hopeful reflective fast-paced
256 pages | first published 2019

New kid struggling to fit into a new school where he is a minority. Seventh grade can be so hard especially if you‘re a scholarship kid in a very prestigious school.

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MaggieCarr
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I check out the copies of this book often the basic title is so relatable and after reading it can be an experienced feeling whether you are new to a school or an elder-home. The cover is filled to the brim with awards, rightfully earned, with a wonderful cast of characters that mimic both a public and a private school setting for many of the readers. Jordan has an adorable family that reflects the embarrassment most kids feel...

MaggieCarr ...when they interact with their peers and I enjoyed the way the students addressed the race and socioeconomics of their school attempting to diversify. 6mo
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MeganAnn
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March #bookspinbingo🍀Spent the first half of the month with the newest Outlander which was a #roll100 pick.

Favorite was Fault Lines for #lmpbc by far!
Also finished China Girls for #authoramonth and Into the Woods for my Hollows series reread.

#bookspin and #doublespin were both middle grade books off my shelves & I managed to squeeze in the two pictured. Ella Enchanted was cute. New Kid was fantastic & great reading for middle schoolers.
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MeganAnn Much reading time went to the 3 #pemberlittens buddy reads. Sanditon was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the finished novel by ‘another lady‘. I‘m a little behind on North & South and unsure if I wish to catch up or bail as I‘m losing interest. However, I‘m ahead on The Other Bennet Sister and loving it! @sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 @StayCurious (edited) 8mo
MrsMalaprop I got New Kid for Clem after seeing it on Litsy. He loved it. 😊 8mo
MeganAnn @MrsMalaprop I picked it up for Axton based off Litsy as well. He read it before I did and he loved it! Has Clem read the sequel? We don‘t have that one yet. 8mo
MrsMalaprop No, I just asked him & he hasn‘t. Stacked 😊🙏. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm also struggling a little with North & South. It's hard for me to keep reading a book where I don't particularly like anyone! But now that Mary's life is looking up, I'm really enjoying The Other Bennet Sister. 8mo
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booksbrewsandbooze
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Congratulations to author Jerry Craft! Headline: Prentice Penny to direct and exec produce adaptation of Jerry Craft‘s Graphic Novel “New Kid” for Universal, Eli Wilson Pelton to write script #takethatbookbanners #jerrycraft #newkidgraphicnovel #graphicnovels #bannedbooks #booksbrewsandbooze

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Tyleriakoo
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The phrase i'm using is “later dawg “ used on page 89 . The denotation to it is a pet. The conntaion means see you later friend.

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Chazlyn
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Smart and funny and charming. Loved it!

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Zephsomething
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I read this in one sitting yall it was fantastic and a very accurate representation of those jr high/early high school years

Hazel2019 I loved this as well! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#OppositeDay 9: It‘s tough being the new #Boy or the new kid as this graphic novel says. Cannot wait to read this one.

MrsMalaprop My 11yo son loved it. 2y
TheKidUpstairs I've heard great things 2y
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KellyR
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New Kid, is a must read book! It is about a seventh Grader who wanted to go to an Art school but his parents send him to a well known private school. In this School, Jordan is one of the few kids of color and he finds himself having a hard time fitting in

KellyR Genre: Fiction
IR: Independent Reading
https://jerrycraft.com/resources/
UDL: 2.4 Promote understanding across languages.
El:Teach Technical vocabulary supporting key concepts
#UCFLAE3414SP21
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Being the new kid is never easy. It's even harder when you are facing racism and colorism from multiple directions at a school you don't want to attend. With the support of good friends and loving family, Jordan tries to find his feet in a whole new world. Great illustrations and an excellent story that should resonate with anyone who has ever felt judged or bullied as well as anyone who has ever faced these same issues. Suitable for ages 8 to 12.

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GardenJess
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Wow. Great look at micro aggressions and their impact. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Great juvenile read but I would recommend to adults as well.

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Simplykellyk
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This book really opened my eyes as a teacher. It really made me think of the diverse kids that I have. I hope and I pray that nothing I say or do makes them feel out of place. I pray that I can love them all equally no matter where they come from 💙 I‘m getting into the graphic novels. They are super cool and I love the artwork. Pictured is my favorite page from the book!

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AnansiGirl
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Finishing #ReadWithMrBook challenge with 2020‘s #NewberryAwardWinner tagged graphic novel.

@MrBook

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗 Awesome! Thank you for doing it through December! 2y
AnansiGirl @MrBook thank you for hosting the challenge! 2y
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ninergrl6
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Graphic novels aren‘t really my thing, and neither are middle grade books, but my #ya book club reads the Newberry winner each December, so here we are. This one has a few astute moments, like the spot-on criticism of stereotypical book recommendations for young readers. Decent light, quick read

#middlegrade #graphicnovel #bookclub #teachersoflitsy

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First graphic novel to win the Newbery, and rightfully so! Craft thoughtfully follows 7-grader Jordan through his experience at a new private school. Race, class, social constructs, perceptions, and realities are all accounted for and in a way that young readers can understand and appreciate. And there‘s plenty of humor, too! My boys are a bit too young, but I‘m putting this aside for them.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A truly cool, and enjoyable read. I think the author did a terrific job in exploring the heavy themes while keeping the story light, often funny, and engaging. He has written the normal dramas of middle school life more relevant, and timely. It‘s the first graphic novel to win the prestigious Newbery Medal...certainly #noteworthy and congratulations to Jerry Craft.

#wordsofoctober
 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 2y
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cwarnier
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Did you know that the best books for kids in 2019 aka the Newberry Award was a GRAPHIC NOVEL. It is an amazing story of a Black kid in his new mostly white school. It was AMAZING!.

We need one more person to join us.
#lmpbc
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy10

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LibrarianRyan
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Did you know that the best books for kids in 2019 aka the Newberry Award was a GRAPHIC NOVEL. It is an amazing story of a Black kid in his new mostly white school. It was AMAZING!.

@Cwarnier and I would like to explore more amazing graphic novels for kids and middle grade and are looking for 2 people to join us in our #LMPBC group B. If you are interested here is the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy10

LibrarianRyan If you want more information on how #LMPBC works, or what is entailed just ask. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Such a great little middle school book! When my niece gets older I would like for her to read this one. I think it had some really really great lessons throughout.

#FallBackIntoReading
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Reign_5.0 I enjoyed this book as well. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Bookworm54 That‘s a nice sentiment, though I have to admit the bloody leg makes me question his sincerity! 2y
ElizaMarie @Bookworm54 haha true! But this was a chew my own leg off to avoid embarrassment 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Started and finished this book the other day (I woke up super early like 4am and wanted to try to stay quiet and not wake the hubby.. so I found it on Hoopla and finished that morning!)

Anyway this one was super super cute! like adorable! I am glad I had seen it being posted about on Litsy (otherwise I probably wouldn't have known to look out for it)

#JustAnotherGraphicMonday
@Bookworm54, @AkashaVampie, @AsYouWish , @jb72 , @AnansiGirl

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MandaMT
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Rereading this. I think I missed some of these zingers the first time.

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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I felt it touched on a lot of important subjects. I will be picking up the next book when it comes out in October. Sorry the review isn‘t better is has been a VERY long day!!!

#bbrc middle grade made easy: fiction graphic novel
#bookspinbingo free space 23

Bette Knowing someone liked it is always a positive review for me. Thanks! 👍 2y
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writerlibrarian
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So good. Funny, yet serious. The story flows, the graphics are great. Every characters gets its storyline. I liked the contrasts between the characters, Jordan's POV of the adults' actions and attitudes.

A really good graphic novel. I'm getting the second book.

ashsbookmarks Me too! I really like this one 2y
writerlibrarian @ashsbookmarks I pre-ordered the second book. It's out in October. 2y
ShelleyBooksie What age range would you recommend this for? My little is 8 2y
writerlibrarian @ShelleyBooksie it's a middle school age range. 8 to 12. The lead character enters his first year of middle school. So a good 8 years old reader with a taste for graphic, comic book would I think like this. 2y
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writerlibrarian
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My book for the day.
#graphicnovel

rockpools Excellent choice! 2y
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rockpools
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Excellent #MiddleGrade graphic novel. Jordan is reluctantly starting a new ‘good‘ private school, but one that is considerably less diverse than he‘s used to. The author does such a good job of highlighting the microagressions the kids of colour (& at least one of their teachers) face, things that may seem innocuous to the outsider - from misnaming, to ‘gritty‘ recommended reading. The subtleties of ‘code-switching on the bus‘ will stay with me.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
LibrarianRyan Loved this book. It‘s getting a sequel and a movie adapation 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch 👍😊 2y
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GirlNamedJesse
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Loved it! Funny and eye opening at once.

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Another #newyearwhodis selection from @megnews & @monalyisha

Hazel2019 I really liked this one. Comes across so genuine. 2y
megnews I just loved this. 2y
monalyisha It makes me so happy that it‘s almost August & you‘re still going strong! 💖 2y
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THIS BOOK 😻😻😻 The Art, is astounding. One of the most captivating graphic novels I‘ve read- and SO funny. The writing is funny and the drawing just elevated it more. I love what he does with the panels and the layout. It feels like a master class in the middle grade graphic novel. So hugely inspiring. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Eggs
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Great GN !

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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am not big on graphic novels but absolutely loved this one love! The story of a middle-schooler at a new school, meeting new friends and teachers, trying to fit in and deciding whether this particular school is where he wants to fit in.

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Hazel2019
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I really love how the art says as much as the words do...or more...

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Hazel2019
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About time I got to this one... 😊 slowly working my way down that big TBR...

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MissPurpleSpecs
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This was amazing! I‘m so glad I bought it because it‘s such a beautiful book and I wouldn‘t have wanted to give it back to the library! Well written & beautifully drawn. A graphic novel worth the money, time, and award it won!

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hwestfall
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I bought this graphic novel for my kids but picked it up for a change of pace. I really enjoyed it!

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My March 2020 reads: New Kid by Jerry Craft, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman, The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas, Isabella and the Dragon by Eric Hahn and Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Backman #booksbrewsandbooze

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Next up, a graphic novel I‘ve had on my shelf for a while but haven‘t read yet.

charl08 Such a great read! 3y
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Addison_Reads
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Excellent middle grade graphic novel that addresses a young kid trying to find his way and fit in at a new school. For a younger crowd, this book does a great job of addressing serious issues such as racism.

I hope that we will get more stories with these characters. 💚