New Kid Characters

New Kid Characters
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New Kid by Jerry Craft Activities

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Twelve year old Jordan loves to draw, and he’s really, really good at it. He wants to go to art school, but his parents send him to an upscale school away from his Washington Heights neighborhood. As one of the few African American kids at his school, Jordan must learn to navigate making new friends, ignorance, class issues, and finding his place in a seemingly foreign land.


New Kid

Storyboard Description

Create a character map to keep track of character changes and traits throughout the story.

Storyboard Text

  • Jordan
  • Physical/Character TraitsSmallArtisticIntelligentKind How does this character change over time?Jordan becomes more confident in who he is. He starts to like his new school and makes new friends. What challenges does this character face?The main challenge that Jordan faces is being in the minority at his new school, and trying to fit in there as well as in his own neighborhood.
  • Liam
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character change over time? What challenges does this character face?
  • Drew
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Alexandra
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Andy
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Jordan's Parents
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Jordan's Gran'pa
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Ms. Rawle
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
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