American nerd.

by Tracy Ann Koch

American Nerd, written by Benjamin Nugent, is a book that discusses the history and origin of the term “nerd”, as well as what the term means in today’s age.  Some of the important topics discussed include the racial differences for the term “nerd”, such as how race played into Urkel, a nerdy character played by Jaleel White on the TV series Family Matters. The book was published on May 13th 2008.