New Kid

New Kid

Book - 2019
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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?
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062691200
0062691201
Branch Call Number: J GN CRAFT
Characteristics: 249 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Callahan, Jim - Colorist

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natashac817
Aug 02, 2019

This book is a great book and shows the ups and downs of going to a new school and of being coloured. Middle school is hard enough, but then you throw in being one of the only coloured kids and being new at the school, things couldn’t be worse! And then there’s making new friends and dealing with bully’s and stupid kids. I think this comic is a great book and very relatable and I recommend it to all ages.

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DanalexaDC
Jul 30, 2019

At the beginning I thought that I would not like this book but after I read it I really loved it. I talk about this kid Jordan who is the new kid to an new school and how he tries to fit in but his skin colour makes it a little bit harder.

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TamaraDollinger
Jul 16, 2019

I picked this book because it was a new graphic novel that I have never read !! But it ended up being one of the best graphic novels that I ever read ! it is a very interesting book that teaching kids a very valued lesson ! the moral of the story is that don't judge a book buy a cover !! I think this book is best for grades 4-7 ! I love the book

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Chloekim0815
Jul 12, 2019

I chose this book because I thought it would be a great graphic novel. There were several things that I liked and disliked. The things I liked were how the illustrator was very artistic and kinda had fun with what she was drawing in Jordan’s notebook. The other thing I liked about the book was how funny this book was. Each character had it’s on personal characteristics and so much more. Some things I disliked was how this book was a little bit racist.
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saina2008
Jul 07, 2019

This book is a really good book , and I liked reading this book. This book is a good book for kids that are going to a new school .

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kljones85
Jul 01, 2019

This book was really good. I liked the sketchbook style out takes from the story letting us into the main characters head. Great reading for middle grade students who are navigating new schools or middle school for the first time. An opportunity to discuss how race and socioeconomic issues can be tied together, or not, and how all parents want the best for their children. I would also recommend this to teachers of diverse student populations as he points out some of the microaggressions by his teachers.

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Zarapejman123
Jun 22, 2019

Summer Reading Teen Club book Review!

This book looks kinda corny and not that great and I thought I wouldn't like. This book is AWESOME!!!!!! It talks about so many great things I definitely recommend this book! Jerry craft keeps it interesting with all the funny pictures! I love Jordon's drawings!

JCLChrisK May 21, 2019

This is a wonderfully understated series of glimpses into Jordan's efforts to fit into a new school in 7th grade. All the awkward social interactions where he feels different that might be due to his newness but might also be due to the color of his skin, his neighborhood, or his socioeconomic status. Sometimes not-so-maybe, but still hard to articulate and explain, and caught up in all the other complexities of social dynamics. Jordan has trouble making friends and finding his place BOTH because he's a poor black kid in a rich private school and because it's hard for everyone no matter who they are. The book never gets preachy, just lets readers share Jordan's experiences and feel their own reactions. Authentic and nicely done.

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Aug 26, 2019

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Aug 07, 2019

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