This is the story of a seventeen year old, who seemingly is overwhelmed with problems and may not be able to handle it any further. Williamsburg Regional Library and W&M Libraries are once again partnering for One Book One Community, an initiative that encourages readers to come together for a shared reading experience. It would be pertinent to mention here that his 2015 book When I Was The Greatest won him the Coretta Scott King Award in the category of New Talent. : Our Story. He'll talk about his writing journey, why he writes for young people, and the importance of seeing oneself in stories. His first book was My Name Is Jason. [9] Reynolds was also introduced to spoken word in this period[9] and began performing,[11] including eventually solo shows, and in 2001,[9] his first book came out, a poetry collection called Let Me Speak. A Great Book for Grades 6-8+. I am often asked by readers of the site if I accept donations as a “thank you” for the work I put into the site. For some kids, this was their life. [56] The book is for teens and young adults and serves to start a conversation among them about race and racism in America. Der Preis, erstmals 2015 verliehen, zeichnet Jugendliteratur aus, die auf vorbildliche Weise ethische oder interkulturelle Fragen thematisiert und jugendliche Leserinnen und Leser für diese sensibilisiert. I do my best to make sure the book lists are complete and current, but due to human or machine error while attempting to keep 9000+ authors up to date, the occasional book can be missed or will be listed under an alternate title. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with 6-8 Book Recommendations. ", "How a kid who didn't read a book until he was 17 grew up to become a literary star", "Jason Reynolds Is the Hardest-Working Man in Washington", "Jason Reynolds: From Kid Poet to Award-Winning Author", "The Graceful Power of Novelist Jason Reynolds", "A brief timeline of my career (so far...)", "Jason Reynolds Publishes Novel | English Department", "Local Listings for the District of Columbia", "WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds", "Children's Book Review: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds. Though there are many such storytellers and book writers like Jason Reynolds there is certainly something special and unique about him. Reynolds does not start with a particular age audience in mind; instead he focuses on the trying to write the voice of his characters authentically and lets that dictate who the book would appeal to. But there’s something surprising about this superstar author: He was 17 before he read a book cover to cover. [52] On the day of its release, Look Both Ways became a finalist for the National Book Award[53] and later made the New York Times Best Sellers List. by ArapahoeSusan - a staff-created list : Jason Reynolds is an amazing writer who is known for writing about experiences that kids and teens can relate to. 2017, p. 22. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. [56] Reynolds says, "I think that we have a rare opportunity to give the historical context of how we made it here today. [27] In The Washington Post, reviewers said, "Reynolds deftly blends humor and heart through lively dialogue and spot-on sibling dynamics. We'll base this on various factors for example "If you like Jack Reacher..." or "If you like short stories in the horror genre". He knows that many of these book haters are boys. Next he became a caseworker in a mental health clinic his father directed. 26, no. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Jason's many books include Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Correta Scott King Honor, and Look Both Ways, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Jason Reynolds (born December 6, 1983) is an American author of novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. "[57], Reynolds moved back to Washington, DC from Brooklyn in 2016. [7] While at Karibu he also encountered street fiction, also known as urban fiction, which is a literary genre Reynolds compares to rap's capacity for being "raw and honest. This is well and truly the coming together of two powerful artistic expressions, the pen and the paintbrush. Jason Reynolds’s age is 37. Their journey takes them through many ups and down but at the end of the day there is no doubt that they are able to make it big and achieve their common goals and objectives. Mine Too. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lkh&AN=121811518&site=lrc-plus. Our Story. Audiofile, vol. [18], The book won the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award from the We Need Diverse Books organization,[19] as well as a Coretta Scott King Honor. Author: Jason Reynolds Publisher: Knights Of/404 Ink Interest age: 9+ Reading age: 9+ The wonderful Jason Reynolds has written this seamless long-form poem about achieving your dreams and reaching your potential. It's just about contextualizing why it is the way it is. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. [51], Look Both Ways was published on October 8, 2019. If you want to be a writer, have your tools all the time. Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, who were featured in the January 2016 issue of The Writer, have received the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children’s literature in the YA category for their jointly written novel All American Boys.. “The Walter” is administered by We Need Diverse Books, which addresses the lack of diversity in children’s literature. That is when he happens to meet a girl who has seen worse things. The answer is no. But in a way, I have NEVER read before. I always have my laptop or my notebook with me, at all times. He has 31,000 Instagram followers. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. 6, April/May 2018, pp. [38] Paste magazine named the audiobook, narrated by Guy Lockard, one of the 13 best of 2018 to date, saying, "The whole series is a must-listen, but Sunny is a particular treat" thanks to the Lockard's portrayal of the "lolling, goofball voice" of the novel's first-person protagonist.[39]. 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Kendi Are Teaming Up to Help Young People Navigate Racism", "Ghost, by Jason Reynolds, 2016 National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature", "Coretta Scott King Book Awards – All Recipients, 1970-Present – Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)", "American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners", "Jason Reynolds Named New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jason_Reynolds&oldid=994149894, People from Prince George's County, Maryland, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2018: finalist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens, This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 09:12. This book also took Reynolds to the final as far as Margins Book Aware is concerned. This has certainly set him apart from the crowd and made him as popular as he is today. [36] In his New York Times review, Tom Rinaldi called the novel "excellent". "[6] Long Way Down was named a 2018 Newbery Honor book by the American Library Association,[43] a Printz Honor Book,[43] best young adult work at the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Awards,[44] a Walter Dean Myers Award from the We Need Diverse Books organization, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens. He suggested Reynolds look at some of his father's old works, and The Young Landlords particularly connected with Reynolds; the work gave Reynolds the confidence to "write in my voice, use my tongue, my language, my style, and write a story. While one Jason writes poems the other Jason makes pictures out of it and hence it is well and truly a visual representation of their journey. [34][33] This was the first book Reynolds had written with a female point of view. And it definitely did not disappoint. Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Before Fame. It tanked. Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, 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.Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Told in verse, it follows Will, a 15-year-old boy out for revenge after his older brother is shot dead. Jason Reynolds knows his audience and speaks directly to them in truly beautiful writing and some of the most vivid, poignant imagery I’ve read in a while. "Jason Reynolds: Writing as Fast as He Can." “The books we read in school were boring to me,” he says. Tune in for this special virtual presentation from Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of many award-winning books for tweens and teens. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, Maryland, Reynolds found inspiration in rap and began writing poetry at nine years old. In 2016, Reynolds published Ghost,[28] a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. He is very outspoken and shares his inner feelings quite easily and frankly. The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it. Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi team up to investigate the history of racist ideas through a narrative that's aimed at young adult readers. Jason Reynolds talks about why it's important for young readers to read about diversity and police brutality. How do they act? [2] Reynolds was moved to write the book by his visits to juvenile detention centers, where he frequently encounters children caught in a cycle of violence that, under slightly different circumstances, might have been his own: Reynolds has said that after his own friend's murder, he and other friends planned to seek revenge but never did so as the perpetrator wasn't conclusively identified, something he looked back on and "realized how lucky that was. video series. Jason started writing poetry when he was nine and hasn't stopped; he writes every single day. His novels feature diverse characters and are unfailingly compelling, compassionate, and timely. I just recently started reading Bentley Little and I am HOOKED. [20], In 2016, Reynolds published As Brave As You,[21] which won the 2016 Kirkus Prize,[22][23] the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teen,[24] the 2017 Schneider Family Book Award,[25] and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor. [56] Releasing in March 2020, Reynold's book is an adaptation of Kendi's book Stamped from the Beginning, which won the National Book Award in 2016. This collection of ten short stories about students walking home from the same school has won numerous awards, including a Coretta Scott King Award Honor and National Book Award finalist. Jason Reynolds is also the author of "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Mine Too: Our Story, Our Way. He’s also written As Brave as You, All American Boys, The Boy in the Black Suit and My Name is Jason… Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, 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. [46], On April 10, 2018, Reynolds released For Every One,[47] a work of poetry. Jason Reynolds’s age is 37. The 2019 young adult book Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds is beloved in middle school classrooms and summer reading lists for good reason. Jason Reynolds' Books - You Can't Read Just One! Mine Too. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. Young adult novelist best known for his award-winning books, When I Was the Greatest and Ghost. Jason Reynolds recommends: Have your tools with you. [36] Reynolds wanted to write about the special burdens some teen girls assume in their families. Jason Reynolds has won numerous awards and honors for his writing, including the following: 2019 National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Finalist) - Look Both Ways: A … Jason Reynolds $16.81 - $21.46 Jason Reynolds, seventh National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, challenges kids to explain love to a pet who magically understands English but is still learning to speak in the 14th installment of the "Write. The two met on a Simon & Schuster book tour in 2013, which coincided with the news that George Zimmerman had been acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin. [45] An adaptation by Martine Kei Green-Rogers of Long Way Down was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and performed at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater in October/November 2018. [6], One of Reynolds's earliest poems dealt with his grandmother's death in 1994 when he was 10. in English. Books may be purchased from BookBar. where he engages with young writers in an attempt to give them writing prompts to stretch their imagination and to learn to write authentically. [1] Reynolds is featured in a YouTube series entitled "Write. [29] Reviewing Ghost in The New York Times, Kate Messner said that in his title character, Reynolds has created a protagonist "whose journey is so genuine that he's worthy of a place alongside Ramona and Joey Pigza on the bookshelves where our most beloved, imperfect characters live. Jason Reynolds is a Newbury Award honoree and the New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down, the Track series and many other books for kids, middle grade and young adults. “That’s the truth.” And he’s traveled around the world to share his stories and poems. His novels feature diverse characters and are unfailingly compelling, compassionate, and timely. We respect your privacy. In 2017, Reynolds returned to poetry with Long Way Down, a novel in verse that was named a Newbery Honor book, a Printz Honor Book, and best young adult work by the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Awards. A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Check him out. "[30] Ghost was published by the Caitlyn Dlouhy imprint of Atheneum on August 30, 2016. 'All American Boys' represents one voice — even better, two voices — in a national conversation that must continue beyond its pages. At the end of the day, Jason and Jason were quite successful in creating a wonderful window of their lives as it panned out in the streets of New York and their homes. Since they there has been no looking back as he moved from one level of success to another. "Jason Reynolds". "[20], The Track series follows a different protagonist in each novel, all of whom are members the Defenders, an elite track team. Each month I pick a charity and ask that you support them instead. Jason Reynolds is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including 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), Long Way Down, and Look Both Ways. It was posted on May 28, 2018 on Powell's Book Blog. 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