I found myself laughing and very light while reading this book. Which I appreciate. A lot. So much of the work we do is heavy, somber, beautiful, but rarely with the levity found in New Kid. What I appreciated most about this levity was how subtle it was: from Alexandra who bizarrely floats instead of walks, to the facial expressions every time Jordan experiences or witnesses racism. This is a subtlety afforded to well-crafted graphic novels. It is a subtlety that is beyond the text alone, that is gathered through the observation of the visuals.