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New Kid Author Jerry CraftIng how Jordan becomes a very different person each neighborhood along the way from Washington Heights to RiverdaleI am reminded of another and complex each neighborhood along the way from Washington Heights to RiverdaleI am reminded of another and complex ayered for

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older YA book on the subject of racial issues American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang but really there are now many many books to help students explore these issues with friends and adults This one is Anaphora and Conceptual Structure likable with realistic dialogue This book was a joy to read Iooked forward to it A kid from an inner city school ongs to go to art school but his parents want him to have opportunities and they send him to a prep school that s private where he is a minority among wealthy kids It s the classic fish out of water having to find your way in school story It s well done and he makes friends and eventually he ikes his new school He has to figure out how to fit in to all the different parts of his Betrayals life This might be part one and we might get the 2nd year soon Iook forward to it The art style is full of energy and a dichotomy of the two worlds Jordan is an artist and his ittle cartoons are blended in with the story This won the Newbery and I don t know if the Newbery should give out awards to graphic novels it does deserve awards I am going to see if the Niece will read this one too I think she would enjoy it This is going to be THE most talked about graphic novel in the new year This is a story that needs to be read and then talked about Every single chapter had me shaking my head yes Swipe right to see just two pages of serious truth that readers and teachers alike need to be reading Out February 2019 Not the most realistic story or endearing one but I was captivated by the art and the humour was different in a good way It s a story worth by the art and the humour was different in a good way It s a story worth and Jordan Banks worth knowing I only wish the themes were focused It s about poverty alienation racism misjudgment self expression friendship family bullying too much But it s a solid 3 stars What an AMAZING comic Stunning The first of I hope many graphic novels to be recognized with a Newbery Award and it s absolutely deserving of the honor Well written well drawn poignant and funny I couldn t put it down reading into the wee hours My 11yo has also read it and oved it and next it will go to the 15yo. Riverdale Academy Day School Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds and not really fitting into either one Can Jordan earn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himsel. .

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S save Maury who gets umped in with the poor kids because he is black even though his dad runs a Fortune 500 company being targeted for having financial aid and getting penalized for getting too #UPPITY LIKE GOING ON A VACATION THAT THEY SHOULDN #like going on a vacation that they shouldn be able to afford if they couldn t pay for the full costs of the schoolBut ike everything else in this graphic novel there is nuance to the classism Liam for example just wants to be an ordinary student Not a egacy Not a rich kid Not pretentious He wants to be judged for himself and not his family s extravagant wealthJordan is on financial aid and able to attend the prestigious school because he s smart and he s forced to go to the school because his mother wants to ensure that he Has Every Advantage He Can Possibility Have To Get A every advantage he can possibility have to get a up in ifeAnd there is Drew Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War labeled the aggressive black student because he stood up to a racist teacher even though he made the honor roll each semester and was the starting uarterbackAnd finally there is Alexandra who proves that first impressions and third and fourth and fifth really don t tell you everything about a personIf you enjoy Raina Telgemeier or Svetlana Chmakova this is a definite win Gaps Sometimes they re all that I can seeImagine you have a brain that allows you to retain information in compartmentalized slots You have chosen the field ofibrarian so this trait is useful in your day to day work As you read children s books over the course of a year you categorize each one You note sim A middle grades graphic novel just awarded the Newbery Medal of 2020 the first comics story to ever win that award one school year in the Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French life of would be artist Jordan Banks whoives in Washington Heights on the upper west side of Manhattan but whose parents enroll him in a posh private school in Riverdale in the Bronx Culturally financially these are two very different places and Jordan and some other new students of color encounter some challenges mainly on racial ines in their new school It doesn t seem to be really nasty and it s not black vs white kids or black kids vs white teachers but he and his friends navigate some complicated racial territory as new kids One rich white kid becomes his good friend but a favorite page is one illustrat. 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 gradeAs he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale.
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