Book: New Kid
Author: Jerry Craft
This is my 82nd read for the year
This graphic novel is about a young middle school boy named Jordan who is starting at a new school. His parents wanted to help him get ahead, so they are moving him to an exclusive private school. Jordan doesn't want to go to this new school and meet all new kids. He wants to stay at his old school, or go to an art school.
It is hard to be the new kid. Jordan is assigned a buddy to show him around the school, and in the process he meets a few nice kids and a few not so nice. He learned to find his way in his new environment as not only the new kid, but as a person of color.
This was a good graphic novel. Finley and I read it together. She had picked it out because we have recently returned to America and she is now the new kid in school. It has been a hard transition for her. We read it all in one afternoon, and it was a well thought out novel. Highly recommend.