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Terry Crews’ Terry’s Crew comes to Comic Shelves in November

Terry Crews

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has announce the acquisition of Terry’s Crew, by author and actor Terry Crews. In his showstopping debut middle-grade graphic novel, Crews digs into his childhood in Detroit to tell a story of fitting in and finding your place. Andrea Colvin, Editorial Director at LBYR acquired world rights from Albert Lee at UTA, who negotiated the deal on behalf of the author. Terry’s Crew will publish on November 8, 2022.

In Terry’s Crew, 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. 

Terry Crews has partnered with artist Cory Thomas to create a touching and uplifting—and fun!—story in which each plot point is drawn from something that really happened in his boyhood.