Jerry Craft

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Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written nearly three dozen children’s books, graphic novels and middle grade novels for publishers such as HarperCollins, Scholastic, Benchmark, Pearson and his own publishing company, Mama's Boyz, Inc. His middle grade graphic novel, New Kid, will be released by HarperCollins on February 5, 2019. Jerry has earned recognition from the Junior Library Guild, and has won five African American Literary Awards. He is the creator of Mama's Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that was distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1995 - 2013. He is a co-founder and co-producer of the Schomburg’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival which has drawn close to 40,000 fans since its inception in 2013. Jerry was born in Harle ...more

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Jerry Craft Yes! I am currently working on one that will be released as both a picture book and a coloring book. Sorry this is so late, I've been working on a gra…moreYes! I am currently working on one that will be released as both a picture book and a coloring book. Sorry this is so late, I've been working on a graphic novel for the past year.
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Jerry Craft A 200-page graphic novel that will be published by Andrews McMeel in 2017.
Average rating: 4.16 · 29,278 ratings · 2,855 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
New Kid (New Kid, #1)

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Mama's Boyz: In Living Color!

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The Big Picture: What You N...

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Class Act (New Kid, #2)

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Mama's Boyz: As American as...

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Looking to the Clouds for D...

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Home Schoolin': Because Lea...

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My Surgery

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First let me say, that I’m as shocked as anyone that we still celebrate this day. Not that we Dads aren’t worth it, but let’s face it, Father’s Day has never gotten the same respect as Mother’s Day. Not that moms don’t deserve it. Boy, DO they! I’ll be the first to admit it. Maybe they even deserve a little more, you know ’cause of that whole child-birth thing. I’m just saying that there’s a HUGE

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" Hi Jeweliana, my goal was to create a book where kids like us finally get to laugh. There are literally thousands of books where horrible things happe ...more "
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"Jordan Banks has a great opportunity - to attend Riverdale, an elite private school outside of New York City when what he really wants to do is attend art school in the city. On his first day as the new kid, he is picked up in his Washington Heights " Read more of this review »
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"When you finish a book in one sitting, you know it's good."
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"Great book about being a new kid, subtle racism, and fitting in. "
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