American Library Association announces the Newberry saying:
"New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Jordan Banks can’t help seeing privilege when he transfers to Riverdale Academy Day School for seventh grade. As one of the few African American students in the school, he regularly deals with racism and microaggressions. Craft creates an intimate, relatable world inviting readers in, and holds them there.
“This distinct, timely, and honest story respects children and gives its readers a glimpse into what it means to be other,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Krishna Grady."
"Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page!", American Library Association, November 30, 1999.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal (Accessed February 26, 2020)
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