april 2021

20apr4:30 pm5:30 pmClass Act by Jerry Craft - *Virtual Study*The highly anticipated sequel to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal4:30 pm - 5:30 pm GMT VIRTUALType Of Study:Middle Grades LiteratureFrequency:WeeklyDuration:Five weeks


Event Details

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. This time, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes centre stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of colour in a prestigious private school.

Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?

To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it’s hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn’t know how to keep the group together.

As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?


  • Facilitated by Barb Turk
  • Tuesday afternoons, 4:30 – 5:30 pm GMT
  • Five-week study: 20 and 27 April and 4,11, and 18 May, 2021
  • Meeting online via Zoom – details to be provided directly
  • Recommended for young readers ages 10-15

Interested?  Have any questions? Email londonlitsalon@gmail.com.