The Sacramento Public Library in partnership with the California State Library presents:
The Artist’s journey from being a reluctant reader to a published author/illustrator.
Jerry Craft is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the
graphic novel New Kid (Quill Tree Books). In 2019 New Kid became the
first graphic novel to win the Kirkus Prize in the “Young Readers’
Literature” category. A few months later, it won the 2020 John Newbery
Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It is
the first graphic novel in the Newbery’s nearly 100 year history to receive
the award. Craft is only the fifth African American author to land the
coveted prize. On the same day, New Kid was also awarded the Coretta
Scott King award for an outstanding work by an African American writer.
Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in
the same year. Craft’s companion novel to New Kid, Class Act (Quill Tree
Books), was published in October 2020.
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Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.