Jack, Brian, Will, Jordan- is there a Jordan Banks here?
What are you doing in our seats?
Jordan Banks is going into 7th grade. He wanted to go to art school, but his parents wanted him to go to the new academy private school in Riverdale.
I went to NY
I wish I went there
When he walks into the new school, it was a big change for him. The school was much larger, the kids had a lot more money than he did, and he was one of the only kids of color in the school.
How did you find that?
In the beginning Jordan doesn’t really fit in. He only had a few friends and there were unspoken rules that he didn’t know because he was the new kid. One rule was the seating arrangements at lunch. Jordan sat at the wrong table his first day.
Should I stay or go to art school?
Jordan doesn’t have money like the other kids in his school. On Thanksgiving break when all the kids came back talking about the amazing places they went, Jordan had nothing to say except that he had dinner with his family.
Hawaii for me!
When his teacher sees his artwork and decides to put it as the front cover of the yearbook, Jordan starts to feel welcomed.
Will Jordan finally fit in? Will Jordan stay at Riverdale for another year? You will have to read the book to find out.