New Kid

Author(s): Jerry Craft
Awards:2020-Winner-Newbery Medal,
2020-Winner-Coretta Scott King Award,
2020-Middle Grade-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.97 hours)
Product Number: Z100139186
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062885326
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2020 Audie AwardsA FinalistA??Middle Grade Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young ReadersA?? Literature, and an Audie Award finalist! An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft, performed by the author with Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson, Miles Harvey, and Ron Butler. Named an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. 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 worldsA??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? Filled with sound effects and original music, this audio adventure is one the whole family will enjoy. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

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ISBN: #9781982609047

Professional reviews

"Jordan is full of anxiety at the start of seventh grade, and this full-cast audiobook production of Craft's graphic novel gives a peek into his life. Loving parents played by Robin Miles and Guy Lockard encourage Jordan to give his new private school a try, and as Jordan gets caught in a whirlwind of new classmates, listeners hear young voices bouncing off the walls. Jordan, brightly voiced by Jesus Del Orden, loves to draw satirical comics about his life at the new school where he's one of the few black kids--many are about microaggressions and straddling life at home in Washington Heights and at his swanky new school. A lively narration and scene-setting sound effects help make up for missing out on Craft's illustrations. E.E.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"