After-School Discussion with Award-Winning Graphic Novelist Jerry Craft

Join us at the store to meet graphic novelist Jerry Craft! He'll be discussing his new book, School Trip, a companion to New Kid and Class Act! Newbery Award–winning graphic novelist Jerry Craft sends Jordan, Drew, and a small group of students from Riverdale Academy on a school trip to Paris, in this full-color contemporary graphic novel about friendship, growing up, uncomfortable but necessary conversations, and navigating the world. Following the discussion, he'll be happy to sign his works! 

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More About School TripJordan, Drew, Liam, and a group of other students from Riverdale Academy Day School are finally heading out on their long-awaited school trip to Paris. As an aspiring artist himself, Jordan can’t wait to see all the amazing art in the famous city of lights. When their trusted faculty guides are replaced at the last minute, the school trip takes an unexpected—and hilarious—turn. But trying to find their way around a foreign city ends up being almost as tricky as navigating the same friendships, fears, and differences that they struggle with at home. Will Jordan and his friends embrace being exposed to a new language, unfamiliar food, and a different culture? Or will they all end up feeling like the “new kid”?

Kirkus Reviews in a starred review says, "Readers will love this European escapade with characters who reflect the richness and multiculturalism of modern America. Another triumph of storytelling filled with heart and wonder." 

More About the Author: Jerry Craft is the #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Newbery Medal–winning graphic novel New Kid and its companion book, Class ActNew Kid is also the winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards and is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and now lives in Connecticut. You can find out more about him HERE


Event date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
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School Trip: A Graphic Novel By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062885531
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 4th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft is back with the newest adventures of Jordan, Drew, Liam, and all the characters that fans first met in New Kid, winner of the Newbery Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Award!