New Kid Middle School Book Review Club: May 15 – July 17, 2020


New Kid is a 2019 graphic novel by Jerry Craft. The novel tells the story of Jordan Banks who experiences culture shock when he enrolls at a private school. The book was well received and won the 2020 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award. It was the first graphic novel to be awarded the Newbery Medal.

This graphic novel is available on HOOPLA (via the public library system) and is a downloadable ebook.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School, where he is now one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either. Can he learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Read the graphic novel and then join us as we explore scarcity, choice and other financial literacy concepts during the 15 week study.  Each Thursday a resource will be posted.  You simply review the resource and post your thoughts about it.  You are required to post 8 of the 10 weeks.   Obtain graduate credit as well for the reduced price of $365 a graduate credit hour (50% discount), if you choose. You will receive 3 CEUs for participation if graduate credit is not purchased.

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