New Kid by Jerry Craft is an award-winning graphic novel about the struggle to fit in. Follow along with Seventh grader Jordan Banks, who loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. When his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan finds he is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. 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?
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!
Suggested for ages 8 and up (Great middle school book as well!)