This time, it's Jordan's friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.
Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying "You have to work twice as hard to be just as good." His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn't afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?
To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it's hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn't know how to keep the group together.
As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?
New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft's powerful Class Act.
Jerry Craft is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of New Kid, Class Act, and the upcoming School Trip. New Kid won the Newbery Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Kirkus Prize. Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in nearby Washington Heights. He is a graduate of the Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.
- Publisher: Quill Tree Books; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2020)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 256 pages
- ISBN-10: 0062885502
- ISBN-13: 9780062885500
- Reading age: 9 - 12 years
- Grade level: 3 - 7
- Item Weight: 1.27 pounds
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.68 x 9 inches