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New Kid

ISBN: 9781338600896

Author: Jerry Craft

Illustrator: Jerry Craft

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Grades

5-8

Ages

10-13

Language

English

Book Type

Graphic Novel

Format

Paperback

Pages

256

Dimensions

7x10

Description

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 colour 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 neighbourhood 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.


Themes

Back to School, Building Character, Bullying, Character Education/Character Traits, Determination & Perseverance, Culture & Diversity, Family, Friendship, Tough Stuff/Issues, Heroism & Bravery, Overcoming Obstacles, Prejudice & Racism, Respecting Others, Popularity & Fitting In, Reluctant Reader Appeal, School, Multicultural

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