Jerry Craft


Jerry Craft was our 2021 Visiting Author for Cyrus Peirce Middle School.

Jerry Craft is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal winning author of the graphic novels New Kid and Class Act. 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.

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