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New kid

by Craft, Jerry,

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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Summary
After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Don't let the title fool you. Seventh-grader Jordan Banks may be the new kid at his upper-crust private school, but this remarkably honest and accessible story is not just about being new; it's unabashedly about race. Example after uncomfortable example hits the mark: casual assumptions about black students' families and financial status, black students being mistaken for one another, well-intentioned teachers awkwardly stumbling over language, competition over skin tones among the black students themselves. Yet it's clear that everyone has a burden to bear, from the weird girl to the blond boy who lives in a mansion, and, indeed, Jordan only learns to navigate his new world by not falling back on his own assumptions. Craft's easy-going art and ingenious use of visual metaphor loosen things up considerably, and excerpts from Jordan's sketch book provide several funny, poignant, and insightful asides. It helps keep things light and approachable even as Jordan's parents tussle over the question of what's best for their son to follow the world's harsh rules so he can fit in or try to pave his own difficult road. A few climactic moments of resolution feel a touch too pat, but Craft's voice rings urgent and empathetic. Speaking up about the unrepresented experience of so many students makes this a necessary book, particularly for this age group. Possibly one of the most important graphic novels of the year.--Jesse Karp Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Riverdale Academy Day School is every parent's dream for their child: it has a beautiful sprawling campus, a rigorous academic curriculum, and ample extracurricular activities. It's also distinctly lacking in diversity. African-American new kid Jordan Banks would rather go to art school, but his parents have enrolled him, so he dutifully commutes to the Bronx from his home in Washington Heights, Manhattan. When he's not being confused with the few other students of color, he is being spoken to in slang, is receiving looks when financial aid is mentioned, or is forced to navigate many more micro-aggressions. Artwork by Craft interweaves the story with Jordan's sketchbook drawings, which convey the tension of existing in two markedly different places. The sketches show him being called "angry" for his observations, feeling minuscule in a cafeteria, and traveling by public transportation across different socioeconomic and racially segregated neighborhoods, changing his outfit and demeanor to fit in. This engaging story offers an authentic secondary cast and captures the high jinks of middle schoolers and the tensions that come with being a person of color in a traditionally white space. Ages 8-12. Agent: Judy Hansen, Hansen Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Schools Comic books, strips, etc
Private schools Comic books, strips, etc
Parent and child Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists Comic books, strips, etc
African American boys Comic books, strips, etc
Middle school students Comic books, strips, etc
Middle schools Comic books, strips, etc
Racism Comic books, strips, etc
Schools Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile fiction
Private schools Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile fiction
Race relations Comic books, strips, etc
Parent and child Comic books, strips, etc. Juvenile fiction
Private school Fiction
Schools Fiction
Humorous stories
Graphic novels
Comic and Graphic Books
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Quill Tree Books2019
2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Callahan, Jim, colorist.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Awards Newbery Medal, 2020
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2020
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062691217
9780062691217
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