Class Act

Class Act Review

In this companion book to New Kid this time it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in a story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.

Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?

To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it's hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn't know how to keep the group together.

As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

Title:Class Act
Edition Language:English

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    Class Act Reviews

  • Rod Brown

    As with New Kid, Craft does a great job of drawing attention to the everyday racism and microaggressions his characters experience and how they try to process it. But the story is unfocused as it mean...

  • Chad

    Jordan is back at the rich kids' school he has a scholarship to for 8th grade. This time the book mainly focuses on Jordan's best friend Drew. Drew also is from a poor area of NYC and on scholarship. ...

  • Kelly

    You don't need to read New Kid to read this one, but you should read it anyway. This was just fabulous and a reminder how much white adults do harm to young people of color, even with the best of inte...

  • Prabhjot Kaur

    Class Act is the second graphic novel in the New Kid series. I liked the first novel but this was not as good. Much like the first novel, this starts off really slow but where the New Kid actually pic...

  • My_Strange_Reading

    I really enjoyed this companion/continuation of the New Kid series and I really enjoyed Drew’s story. The pacing of this one wasn’t my favorite, but it still humorously tackled major issues of gro...

  • Jenny Baker

    I love these characters!...

  • Wendy

    This book is SO GOOD. The art is a delight. Characters are expressively drawn and clearly delineated. The chapter headings are wonderful homages to different graphic novels, and there is a terrific sc...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by EdelweissReview to come....

  • Kirsten

    OFF THE CHARTS! So, so good. I couldn’t love this graphic novel more—thoughtful, sensitive, clever, hilarious, full of goofy puns, perfect illustrations (how does he do both so well?!?) everything...

  • Sharon Phillips

    Just as good as the first book, New Kid!!...