New Kid by Jerry Craft
Choose one of the following prompts to respond to:
Option 1: New Kid won the Newbery Award this year for the most important contribution to children’s literature. This is the first time that a graphic novel has won the award. Do you think a graphic novel can be the best children’s book of the year? Use examples from New Kid to explain why or why not.
Option 2: Riverdale Academy Day School is predominantly white. What types of actions make the non-white kids like Jordan feel like outsiders? How can students make all kids feel welcome at their school?