New Kid

Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Middle Grade

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature, and an Audie Award finalist!

An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft, performed by the author with Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson, Miles Harvey, and Ron Butler.

Named an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year!

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real.

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 a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.

As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds - and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Filled with sound effects and original music, this audio adventure is one the whole family will enjoy.

A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

©2019 Jerry Craft (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
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The best little story for your whole family

This is book is totally entertaining and engaging for all ages. You can have your kids listen in.

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Awesome, fun, funny

What a great experience listening to this audio book. Poignant and timeless. Jerry Craft is masterful.

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BEST BOOK EVER BOIZ

OK LET US FACE IT THIS IS A GREAT BOOK AND WHOEVER RATES IT BADLY IS AN IDIOT AND A FREAK!

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New Kid

It was a short little good book I like it a lot and how there are different voices

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Brilliant 🥰

I really loved the narration of this graphic novel....I felt the story line was timeless

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killed by the performance

What could have been a very interesting story turned into a painful listening experience. I found the voice acting detractyred from the story and after while I gve up listening.

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Cool

Amazing stuff. I love this app. This book was so nice i could read it again.

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New fav book

this audible book was amazing its hard believe it was a graphic novel this audible made it seem so alive I think people should really give this a try

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Suitable for the 8-10 crowd...

A quick, light listen with a solid full-cast of narrators: Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, and Marc Thompson - Well done by Jerry Craft, and suitable for the 8-10 crowd. It was on the summer reading list for my middle graders and we all found it "too young" - a look into school, stereotypes and an overall lesson of things not always being as they may seem.

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Author needs to grow up

The good: Fun, lightweight listen, relatable.
The bad: Hypocrisy never addressed. Story feels like the author has some issues he never got over. Kids might walk away feeling that emotionally charged confrontation is the encouraged path.

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  • 06-18-20

amazing

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  • 08-16-19

Awesome audiobook!

Highly recommended! I've sent the author a tweet saying that it changed my university/academic life!