The companion book to Jerry Craft’s Newbery Award and Coretta Scott King Award-winning comic New Kid focuses on Jordan’s friend Drew as he tries to navigate life at the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School. But Drew can’t help but notice that life seems a lot easier for his peers, and for his friend Liam. Can Drew overcome his feelings about Liam’s privileged lifestyle and maintain their friendship?
Ms. Faith says: “I’m going to repeat what I said about his first book in this series, New Kid:
‘This book is a great addition to your reading list, please read it. No matter how old you are, read this book. It is very well written (and beautifully illustrated), dives into uncomfortable subjects in a very informative way, and can absolutely be used as a teaching guide for ALL AGES! Read this book!’And, I’m going to add that this book had a lot of humor added to it that I didn’t notice in New Kid (I’ll have to go back and read that one to see if I missed it the first time). There are hidden pictures, spoofs on other books, and jokes strewn about that really add to the excellence of this book. Another great book by Jerry Craft. Take the time to read (and really listen) to both, please!”