GENRE:  Realistic, Graphic Novel

SERIES:  New Kid #1

PUBLISHER:  Quill Tree Books

AVAILABLE FORMATS:  Hardcover, Paperback,  eBook, Audiobook


New Kid

By Jerry Craft

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?


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#1 Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Amazon Best Book of the Month, Ages 9-12

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children's Books, 2020

Audie Award, Middle Grade Book of the Year, Finalist, 2020

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding, 2020

Booklist’s Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Youth, 2019 

CBCC Choices Best-of-the-year List, 2020

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2019

Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Honor Book, 2020 


Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best Books 2019, Fiction for Older Readers

Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Author Award, Winner, 2020

Goodreads Choice Award Best Middle Grade & Children's, Nominee, 2019

Harvey Award for Best Children’s Book Nominee, 2019 

Indie Bestseller for Early & Middle Grade Readers

Indie Next List Pick Top 10 Spring 2019

Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature, Winner, 2019 

Kirkus, Starred Review, 2019

New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association 2019 Book of the Year for Middle Readers

Newbery Medal, Winner 2020 (first graphic novel in history to win)

New England Independent Booksellers Association Best Children’s Book of 2019

New York Public Library, Best Books for Kids, 2019 

New York Times 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019

Publishers Weekly’s Best Middle Grade Books of 2019

San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

School Library Journal Best Books of 2019, Graphic Novel

School Library Journal, Starred Review, 2018

Shelf Awareness's Best Middle Grade Books of 2019, Best Books of the Year 

Washington Post Best Fiction Books of 2019

Washington Post Best Graphic Novels of 2019

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