Class Act (Compact Disc)

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So much to love about this book. Shift in point of view to Drew’s, the chapter heading shoutouts to other graphic novelists, and the ‘older’ authors through out the book (special heart eyes to the cool, black lunch table). What worked especially well was the exploration of class (money) differences bw Drew and Liam as well as white teachers centering themselves with diversity intentions (and realizing/acknowledging the harmful impact). Can’t wait for the next one.

— Audrey H.

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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781799942511
ISBN-10: 1799942511
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Language: English

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