Travels from: Washington DC
Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor.
His most recent novel, Look Both Ways, is told in ten blocks, showing all the different Directions a walk home can take. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Talks and Topics
Look Both Ways, Author Presentation
A Long Way Down, Author Presentation
For Everyone, Author Presentation
All American Boys, Author Presentation
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In the News:
“ALA 2019: In Opening Keynote, Jason Reynolds Celebrates the Libraries Within Us All” - Publishers Weekly (June 2019)
“Author Jason Reynolds Puts Life Into Books” - The Columbus Dispatch (Feb 2019)
“Jason Reynolds: ‘What’s Unusual About My Story is That I Became a Writer’” - The Guardian (Aug 2018)
“Young Adult Author Jason Reynolds on Coming Late to Reading” - CBS News (Oct 2017)