Jason Reynolds

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2017 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. 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.
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

ISBN 9781481438285 Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Simon & Schuster /

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. More about this book >

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds book cover
ISBN 9781481438254 Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Simon & Schuster

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. More about this book >

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Ghost

Ghost, by Jason Reynolds, book cover
ISBN 9781481450157 Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds. More about this book >

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Jason Reynolds reads from Ghost at the 2016 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. 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. His latest book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Jason is the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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