Virtual BookFest @ Bank Street, Saturday, October 16, 2021
The Center for Children’s Literature is delighted to celebrate this half a century old event with the wonderful Jerry Craft as its 2021 keynote speaker. Jerry is the 2020 Newbery, Coretta Scott King and Kirkus Prize winner for the graphic novel New Kid. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, has received multiple starred reviews. Jerry is also known for his syndicated newspaper comic strip, Mama’s Boyz.
Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in nearby Washington Heights. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. In 2020 Jerry was the Bank Street School for Children Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence.
We are thrilled to have Jerry back to Bank Street and so honored that he and the other brilliant authors, illustrators and moderators listed on our program will join us. We welcome them and our registrants with open arms.