Day 21: Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is a comedian, actor, and musician whose middle grade JAKE THE FAKE books are described as perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate. Jake the Fake Keeps It Real, the first in the series, was written with #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight, draw on Robinson’s own life, including his “most hilarious moments and his experience attending Chicago’s first public magnet school.”

Robinson says that he wrote JAKE because “I wanted to write a book that was fun…inspirational…about finding a talent.” You can see Robinson talk about this and more with Jake himself, in conversation on Youtube:

Learn more about JAKE THE FAKE from Penguin Random House.

6 Responses to Day 21: Craig Robinson

  1. I laughed out loud when I read this book. Boys and girls will love it.

  2. I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet but it looks like one that my students would enjoy reading.

  3. […] Feb. 21 – Craig Robinson (MG) […]

  4. tee+d says:

    I LOVE this character so much. This is right up my nephew’s alley. Thanks for the little interview – that’s so cute!

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