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Biography Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds
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Jason Reynolds, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, started writing poetry when he was 9 years old. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, NAACP Image Award and Walter Dean Myers Award, and he is the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His many books include "When I Was the Greatest," "The Boy in the Black Suit," "All American Boys" (co-written with Brendan Kiely), "As Brave as You," "For Every One,” “Long Way Down” and “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” (co-written with Ibram X. Kendi). His recent novel, “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks” (Atheneum), is a Carnegie Medal winner.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2021 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2021 National Book Festival