Jerry Craft


New Kid

Friday, February 7, 4:00pm

at Buttonwood Books and Toys

Award-winning middle-grade author Jerry Craft is coming to Buttonwood! Whether you're a graphic novel fan or just enjoy books that tackle contemporary topics with humor, heart, and honesty, you'll love his New York Times bestseller and 2020 Newbery Award Winner, New Kid. It's also a Kirkus Prize winner for Young Readers’ Literature, a Harvey Award nominee for Best Children’s Book of the Year, a New York Times 25 Best Children's Book of 2019 pick, and the awards continue!

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 just happens to be 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? 

Store Event Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Buttonwood Books and Toys
747 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Cohasset, MA
United States
New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!