The School of Visual Arts hails one of its own:
Author and cartoonist Jerry Craft (BFA 1984 Media Arts) made history twice last year. His best-selling book New Kid—the story of Jordan Banks, an artistic African American 12-year-old newly enrolled at a predominantly white private school—became the first graphic novel to win the American Library Association’s John Newbery Medal, one of the highest honors in children’s literature. The ALA also chose New Kid for one of its two 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards, making Craft only the second person to hold both prestigious distinctions in the same year.
The article notes Jerry Craft‘s new book Class Act and breaks some good news:
Craft has already begun work on a third book in the series, tentatively scheduled for early 2023.
© Jerry Craft