Teen Action Committee: Monthly Book Recommendations

September 2019:  Picked by Jake (Guest Contributor)

The New Kid by Jerry Craft

If you want to read a book that depicts what middle school is really like, read The New Kid by Jerry Craft. This is a perfect back to school graphic novel. The New Kid follows the seventh grade year of Jordan Banks from September to June. Jordan is uncertain how he fits into this new world of middle school. Soon into the book, Jordan is caught between two very different ways of life, his home and his school. The internal conflict is that he can’t seem to figure out either one.
How will Jordan be able to navigate these struggles? Pick up the book to find out. This book appeals to someone who is entering middle school, who’s in middle school, or someone who enjoys a realistic graphic novel. If you’ve read Jeff Kinney or Raina Telgeimeier, you’ll enjoy the environment Jerry Craft has created.


Previous Picks:

September 2018:   Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (chosen by Gianna Lodato)

October 2018:  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (chosen by Alexis N.)

November and December 2018:  The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny  Han (chosen by Uma)

January 2019:  Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly (chosen by Audrey Baker)

February 2019:   Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Meltdown by Jeff Kinnery (chosen by Enzo Whetton)

March and April 2019:   Wonder by R.J. Palaccio (chosen by Susan)

May 2019:  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (chosen by Uma)

June 2019:   Paper Towns by John Green (chosen by Nina)

July 2019:  They Cage the Animals by Jennings Michael Burch (chosen by Carina)

August 2019:  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Chosen by Elise)





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