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 A 200-page graphic novel that will be published by Andrews McMeel in 2017.
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Mama's Boyz: In Living Color!

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The Big Picture: What You N...

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Home Schoolin': Because Lea...

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My Surgery

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Sappy Father’s Day!

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 HU...

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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 Heigh..." 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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What book should we read in April?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2020 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  42 votes 24.4%

 
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PAY ATTENTION, CARTER JONES by Gary Schmidt (write-in)
 
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Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes (write-in)
 
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New Kid (write-in)
 
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The Bridge Home (write-in)
 
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Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu (write-in)
 
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A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese (write-in)
 
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Eventown (write-in)
 
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THe Whispers by Greg Howard (write-in)
 
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bridge home (write-in)
 
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pay attention carter jones (write-in)
 
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C. Michael Jerry, I'm excited to let you know that my collection of news satire, Bizarre News, was just published. I'd appreciate it if you checked it out and recommended it to your Goodreads friends..Bizarre News


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