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New Kid
Writer: Achachan
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Here’s a little something you don’t know about me. I shifted schools after I finished eighth standard, moving back to Kerala to start high school at a boarding school in Kerala. Being the proverbial new kid was not easy and it took me a year and a half (and the worst case of homesickness in the history of homesickness) to finally fit in. When I finally got done reading Jerry Craft’s graphic novel New Kid, what I felt was a sudden rush of nostalgia—the book’s hero Jordan Banks was basically me! Published in 2019, New Kid traces the everyday adventures of 12 year old Jordan, who has just shifted to an uppity private school to start his seventh grade. Jordan, who is African-American and hails from a more middle-class background, is overwhelmed by the clash of cultures between the...
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