Terry’s Crew by Terry Crews
Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel
Publishing Date: November 8, 2022
Actor-author-athlete Terry Crews digs into his childhood in Flint, Michigan, to tell a story of fitting in and finding your place in his showstopping debut middle-grade graphic novel, the start of a series.
“Terry’s Crew is a true delight from beginning to end. It’s sure to provide a much-needed mirror and sliding glass door for countless kids.” —Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give “A delightful, powerful, readable retelling of Terry Crews’s adolescence. Readers young and old will be captivated.” —Sharon M. Draper, author of Out of My Mind “A must read for all those kids who allow themselves to dream in a variety of big ways. Bravo!” —Pablo Cartaya, author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Young Terry Crews has a Big Dream Plan: He wants to become a MULTIHYPHENATE. That means he wants to be an artist. And a football player. And a musician. And maybe a NASA scientist, too! OK, maybe it’s ambitious, but his parents worked hard so he could go to a new school—Rock City Academy, a prestigious institution (read: rich kids go there) where he’s sure he can make his mark at the talent show. He plans an elaborate performance with his new friends, Rani, a passionate engineer, and Xander, a shy kid with a head like an encyclopedia.
Along the way, Terry’s plan is threatened by his grades, which slip below Mom-and-Dad-approved levels, as well as the schemes of the school’s football star, Rick, who won’t stop until Terry quits the talent show altogether. No matter what challenges he faces, though, Terry knows that he always has his crew to back him up.
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About the Author:
Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor and former American football player. He is best known for playing Julius on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, Sergeant Terry Jeffords on the NBC comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and for his appearances in Old Spice commercials, as well as films such as Friday After Next, Idiocracy, and The Expendables series. He is a host of America’s Got Talent.
I admit that I am not keen on celebrity authors who write Middle Grade and Terry not only made me cry but he also made me eat my words as he can really write.
I believe this is a start of a series and I know I will be carrying on as this girl really wants to know what happens next.
This Graphic Novel tells how Terry wanted to be a MULTIHYPHENATE .which I had to look up in the Dictionary as I never heard of it. This meant that Terry wanted to be an Artist, Football Player. and Musician. I'm not going into any spoiler territory but I will say this book got me in the feels on more than one occasion because it reminded me of my experiences in School and some of them were just not helpful and like Terry I overcame them.
I loved the friendship Terry had with Rani and Xander even though there is a story to about that which you will need to read the book to find out and I love Terry's family they are so encouraging and honest. For all these reasons Terry's Crew is getting 4 stars