Jerry Craft: Distinguished Speaker

Author Jerry Craft spoke with students in grades 5 through 8, and to faculty via Zoom. 

"We learned about how Jerry Craft's life impacted his books New Kid and Class Act, and we learned about his deep love of drawing that started at a young age," wrote 5th grade teachers. 

Jerry Craft is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, published on October 6, 2020. Craft is also the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning comic strip which won the African American Literary Award five times. He is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts.