After-School Discussion with Award-Winning Graphic Novelist Jerry Craft
Date and Time:
Apr 11 2023 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Book Stall
811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093

Jerry Craft

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

Community Event

Join us at The Book Stall on Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 PM to meet Newbery Award–winning graphic novelist Jerry Craft! He’ll be discussing his new book, School Trip, a companion to New Kid and Class Act! Jordan, Drew, and a small group of students from Riverdale Academy attend 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!

This event is free with registration. To register, please visit our website.

More About School Trip: Jordan, 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. 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”?

In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews 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 Act. New 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 co-founder 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 at