New Kid Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
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2020 Audie Awards Finalist - Middle Grade
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature, and an Audie Award finalist!
An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft, performed by the author with Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson, Miles Harvey, and Ron Butler.
Named an Audible Best Audiobook of the Year!
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest 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?
Filled with sound effects and original music, this audio adventure is one the whole family will enjoy.
A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.
Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 58 minutes|
|Narrator||Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Phoebe Strole, Marc Thompson|
|Audible.ca Release Date||February 05 2019|
|Publisher||Quill Tree Books|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #30,795 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#227 in Children's Books on Prejudice & Racism
#253 in Humorous Fiction for Children
#444 in Children's Humorous Comics & Graphic Novels
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During pages 84-90, Jordan and Drew were staying in instead of going to the study hall outside because of the temperature outside. They were having a conversation talking about how Ms. Rawle always calls Drew, Deandre and Jordan got called Maury a couple of times too. Drew and Jordan also talked about how many people stared at them during class discussions about slavery, civil rights, financial aid, and sometimes even minority partnerships. After their chat, Ms. Rawle called Drew, Deandre again and talked to him about calling Jordan a “Dawg”. Even though Jordan and Drew knew it was a joke, Ms. Rawle didn't like the type of language he used. Afterwards, Drew told Ms. Rawle about her calling him Deandre a lot of times even though it isn't his name. He even told the teacher about how Andy always calls people “Dawg” and how Ms. Rawle doesn’t make such a big deal about it then.
One of the most noticeable highlights in the story is the way, the White teachers mistake characters of colour for other characters by calling them by the wrong name. In particular, Drew is repeatedly mistaken as Deandre by Ms. Rawle, Jordan is mistaken as Maury. Even one of the teachers is mistaken for the football coach. An administrator even does this to an African-American teacher he’s known for fourteen years! Microaggressions are everyday non-verbal or verbal, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional.
Even though the microaggressions are most of the time not done on purpose, they do make feelings hurt.
The growth in this story was incredible to watch unfold.
When I first sat down to read this book, I figured I’d just try a chapter or two before heading to bed. Of course, that didn’t happen. I was hooked from the first chapter, and finished the book in one sitting.
I’m planning on going through this book a second time, to focus more on its amazing illustrations.
Though my ARC was in black and white, the finish copies are printed in colour and they are STUNNING.