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New Kid and Class Act: The Box Set Paperback – June 1, 2021
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From critically acclaimed author-illustrator Jerry Craft comes a special box set that includes New Kid, winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize, and its companion, Class Act, both #1 New York Times bestsellers!
In New Kid, seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to his dream art school, his parents enroll him in the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School, where there are few kids of color. As Jordan makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale school, he 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?
In Class Act, newly minted eighth grader Drew Ellis takes center stage. Drew is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities as his privileged RAD classmates? To make matters worse, Drew is trying not to withdraw from his buddy Liam, who might be one of those privileged kids. And their mutual friend, Jordan, doesn't know how to keep the group together. Will Drew ever find a way to bridge the divide so they can all truly accept each other? Moreover, will he ever be able to accept himself?
This box set of two bestselling graphic novels makes an excellent gift!
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|New Kid||New Kid Sketchbook: A Place for Your Cartoons, Doodles, and Stories||New Kid: We Fit Together: 450-Piece Puzzle Featuring Original Art by Jerry Craft||Class Act||New Kid and Class Act: The Box Set|
|Winner of the Newbery Medal! 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.||Turn your life into the stuff of cartoons with this drawing sketchbook inspired by the protagonist of the award-winning graphic novel New Kid, Jordan Banks.||This colorful 450-piece features original art by Jerry Craft—a must-have for fans of his award-winning graphic novels New Kid and Class Act.||Jerry Craft follows up his critically acclaimed, Newbery award-winning full-color graphic novel New Kid, with this poignant and funny story following Jordan’s friend, Drew, who has struggles of his own at Riverdale Academy Day School.||From critically acclaimed author-illustrator Jerry Craft comes a special box set that includes New Kid, winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize, and its companion, Class Act!|
About the Author
Jerry Craft is a #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning graphic novel New Kid and its companion, Class Act. New Kid is also the winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award and the Kirkus Prize. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards and is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Connecticut.
- Publisher : Quill Tree Books (June 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0063117576
- ISBN-13 : 978-0063117570
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #44,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It was an okay book. Will read to/with my kids when they’re of age.