New Kid


Author: Jerry Craft


Illustrator: Jerry Craft


CRAFT, Jerry. New Kid. [NY]: HarperCollins [2018]. 8vo, [vi] 249pp. Color pictorial paper wrappers. 8 pages of color illustration, b&w illustrations on every other page. Light rubbing to lower rear corner, else a fine copy. Signed by the author/artist, Newbery Medalist Jerry Craft, with a drawing. RARE!

Advance Reader’s Edition, being issued late in 2018 in advance of the February 2019 publication date. 2020 Newbery Medal Winner! 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? Unlike the published book, which is in full color, this Advance Readers Copy is printed almost entirely in black and white on matte-finished paper, except for an 8-page insert which is in full color and printed on glossy stock.