New Kid

by Jerry Craft | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0062691198 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wiltonlibrarynh on 10/16/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wiltonlibrarynh on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
ARC

Released 1 yr ago (10/16/2018 UTC) at Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library in Wilton, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Enjoy! Please let us know if this is a book the library should add to its collection.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Wilton, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, February 21, 2019
I got this softcover ARC from this Little Free Library in Wilton NH while dropping off some books of my own.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, March 28, 2019
I really enjoyed this, and I do think it's worth adding to the library's collection (if you haven't already done so!). It reminded me of the work of Raina Telgemeier, and that's high praise from me. It deals with a 7th-grader who's not pleased when his parents transfer him from his own neighborhood school to a highly-rated private school; it takes him a while to find friends in this new environment, and he also has to juggle his time to maintain his neighborhood friendships. Lots of new-kid-at-school/fish-out-of-water bits here, with some thought-provoking subplots about everything from dealing with bullies to confronting teachers about their own biases. Racial and cultural elements are at play too, in believably complex ways. And there's plenty of humor, from Jordan's hand-drawn comics to the many quips from his friends. We see his parents bickering over their hopes for his future - and then working things out. Overall there's a good blend of kid-friendly elements and life-lessons, though I suspect that younger readers won't notice the latter right away!

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Thornton Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, March 29, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (3/30/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Thornton Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library in Thornton Park, Nashua NH; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2019 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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