“The stories are a bit like my slam dunks. Unless I dip words. In your face! "- Jason Reynolds
New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds beautifully wrote his way from cover to cover with original novels and poems. As a finalist of the National Book Award for youth literature for his work Ghost, Reynolds was initially inspired by rap to arouse his curiosity for writing poems. With a NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work for young people in his bookshelf and a Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for new talent in his pocket, Reynolds writes for both a young adult and a medium-sized audience.
This January, Reynolds was appointed National Ambassador for Youth Literature, a task created to raise awareness of the importance of youth literature in terms of literacy, education and development among young people.
The brilliant writer published his first novel in 2014 when I was the greatest. Over the following four years, he produced a list of other books, including As Brave As You (2016), a Marvel comics novel Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2017)), Patina (2017), and Sunny (2018). With Long Way Down (2017), the creative man returned to his poetic muse, which crowned him a Newbery honor.
He was also the co-author of the bestseller All American Boys, a novel inspired by the national firestorm about police brutality. It tells the story of two high school children, one black and one white, whose lives are forever changed by an act of extreme police brutality.