Class Act

Class Act

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New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. This time, it's Jordan's friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.

Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying "You have to work twice as hard to be just as good." His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn't afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?

To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it's hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn't know how to keep the group together.

As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft's powerful Class Act.



Author: Jerry Craft
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780062885517
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.8
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509058 / Class ACT


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 68
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 79
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 10/05/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 96
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style