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New Kid coming to the MS Library, Monday, February 24th

by Lisa Dettling on 2020-02-19T11:45:00-05:00 in Newbery Award, Book News | Comments

Jerry Craft Breaks Barriers with Historic 2020 Newbery Win

The first graphic novel to take home the award, New Kid is the book that Craft wrote for his 10-year-old self, who rarely saw books with which he could identify. Photo by Hollis King Jerry Craft's graphic novel made history at the Youth Media Awards, becoming the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal as the "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" this year.

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