Saturday, January 21, 2023

Arlington Public Library welcomes New Kid author-illustrator Jerry Craft for a Book Talk at Arlington City Council Chamber. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

New Kid is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal. The graphic novel follows seventh grader Jordan Banks as he struggles to fit in at a new school. Craft has also written and illustrated two companion graphic novels to New Kid; #1 New York Times Bestseller Class Act and the forthcoming School Trip.

During his visit, Craft will talk about his journey from being a reluctant reader as a kid to a Newbery Award-winning author. He will also draw his characters, answer questions, and hold a book signing at the end of his presentation.

The Library will also be giving away FREE copies of New Kid to the first 50 children who arrive at the event.

Learn more about Jerry Craft here.

Check out a copy of New Kid or Class Act from the Library’s collection.

Arlington City Council Chamber is located at 101 W. Abrams St., Arlington, Texas 76010.