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Jerry Craft (1) (1963–)

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13+ verk 2,584 medlemmar 171 recensioner

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Verk av Jerry Craft

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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 155 exemplar
APB: Artists against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
House Party (Joy Revolution) (2023) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1963-01-22
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
New York, New York, USA
Yrken
cartoonist
Agent
Judy Hansen

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Placing high value on education, Jordan's parents decide to enroll him in a well-regarded private school, even though his neighborhood friends attend public school. But at Riverdale Academy Day School, he's not only the new kid, but the new kid of color. This graphic novel spans Jordan's first year at RAD, where he learns to navigate new friendships, academics, teachers of questionable integrity, and the cringey behavior on the part of (usually) well-meaning but ignorant peers, as well as stand up for himself and his friends as they bravely call out instances of discrimination.

This is REALLY good. The illustrations are expressive and meaningful — each detail of every panel is drawn with intention. Jordan's middle school situations, conversations and inner monologues, many of them surrounding the struggle to fit in, come across as realistic and authentic. As a middle-aged white woman it would be insensitive for me to say I identify with Jordan, but there were definitely some scenes that resonated strongly. My daughter read this last year as part of her 7th grade English curriculum, and this year I'm reading it to fulfill the Read Harder category "a comic that has been banned." Highly recommended.
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ryner | 129 andra recensioner | Feb 14, 2024 |
Once again Jerry Craft does a wonderful job portraying questions about identuty, race, class, parent expectations, and school pressures for middle school readers. In this sequel to New Kid, we get to know more about Drew -- Jordan's friend from Riverdale Academy. Drew is feeling the pressure to fit in and to figure out where he fits. Can he be friends with classmates who just don't understand or can't seem to understand what it means to be Black? Classmates who come from more privledge and wealth?

Jerry Craft gets the voice of his characters spot on -kids, parents and teachers. The adults mean well and some help Drew, Jordan, and friends find naviagte the school year. Other adults miss the boat entirely. Love how Craft nods his head to other popular graphic novels and authors.
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AnnesLibrary | 26 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
I loved the first 2 books in the New Kid graphic novel series and I am a big fan of Jerry Craft (yeah for winning the Newbery with a graphic novel).

The kids from Riverdale Academy go to Paris. The trip doesn't go as planned and the kids struggle at times to foreign food, culture, and language. And they all can't leave friendship struggles back at school. Some of the antics are funny while others provide important lessons for the characters as well as the reader.

Some of the plot points in the story were disjointed and seemed to be included to make a point rather than add to the characters or pace of the book.… (mer)
 
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AnnesLibrary | 13 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
I loved how honest this book was. I wasn't sure at first what it was going to be like, but I trusted the awards on the cover, and knew it would be good. And it was good.
 
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Dances_with_Words | 129 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 2024 |

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Statistik

Verk
13
Även av
3
Medlemmar
2,584
Popularitet
#9,938
Betyg
½ 4.3
Recensioner
171
ISBN
64
Språk
2

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