Jason Reynolds

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

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Finalist and two-time Longlisted author, 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 Award honors.
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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

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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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Author in Focus: James Baldwin & His Legacy featuring Jason Reynolds and Ibi Zoboi


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

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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a National Book Award Finalist, a Kirkus Prize winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, a NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King Award honors. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the GreatestBoy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (GhostPatinaSunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC.

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