Book List: Award Winning Teen Fiction for Middle Schoolers, Interesting Fiction Graphic Novels for Teens, Reluctant Teen Readers: Gr 6-8
Published by: Quill Tree
Author: Jerry Craft
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Winner Coretta Scott King Award 2020
Winner Newbery Medal (2020)
A graphic 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?
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