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Who is Jerry Craft?

JERRY CRAFT is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His book, “New Kid,” is the winner of the 2020 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It is the first graphic novel in the Newbery’s nearly 100 year history to receive the award.  Craft is only the fifth African-American author to land the coveted prize. “New Kid” was also awarded the Coretta Scott King award for an outstanding work by an African American writer. Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in the same year. (Continue Reading from Jerry Craft's Website)

Keep Exploring Jerry Craft and Graphic Novels

Listen to an Interview with Jerry Craft from WNYC

Book Recommendations from Jerry Craft from HarperCollins Publishers website

Blindfold Drawing Challenge with Jerry Craft from #ShelfStuff YouTube Channel

What is a Graphic Novel? from Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Activities for Grades 4-8

Websites and Apps for Making Comics from Common Sense Education

How do I Make a Comic? from Jessica Emmett Studios

Kids Make Comics #1 from Dave McDonald Art YouTube Channel

How to Make a Comic Strip in 6 Easy Steps from Imagine Forest

Create a Comic Strip Using a Printable Template from Scholastic

Watch Jerry Craft's Visit to Camp Explore

Meet the New Kid, Jordan Banks

Read New Kid or a Book about Making Graphic Novels