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Jason Reynolds

Autor/a de Ghost

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Sobre l'autor

Jason Reynolds is the author of When I Was the Greatest, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. His debut middle grade book, As Brave As You, was awarded the 2016 Kirkus Prize for young readers'. His other works include Boy in the Black Suit, and All American mostra'n més Boys. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: reynolds, jason

Crèdit de la imatge: 2018 National Book Festival By Avery Jensen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Obres de Jason Reynolds

Ghost (2016) 2,339 exemplars
Long Way Down (2017) 2,273 exemplars
All American Boys (2015) 1,807 exemplars
Patina (2017) 847 exemplars
As Brave As You (2016) 811 exemplars
The Boy in the Black Suit (2015) 728 exemplars
Sunny (2018) 649 exemplars
Lu (2018) 508 exemplars
When I Was the Greatest (2014) 492 exemplars
For Every One (2018) 449 exemplars
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel (2020) — Autor — 397 exemplars

Obres associades

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 1,408 exemplars
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Col·laborador — 523 exemplars
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Col·laborador — 362 exemplars
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Col·laborador — 157 exemplars
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration (2018) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice (2020) — Pròleg, algunes edicions141 exemplars
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Everyday People: The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology (2018) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars


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Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Washington, D.C., USA
Llocs de residència
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Maryland (BA|English)
Premis i honors
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2023)
Elena Giovinazzo



Powerful book. You will finish it in one setting. It's more artwork and thoughts. Created for Young Adults, but a good choice for adults, too. A story of a black family during Covid and what they were experiencing. So many messages. This one will stay with me. The dialogue at the end between the author and illustrator is also interesting.
mjphillips | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Representation: Black characters
Trigger warnings: Gun violence, death of a father in the past and a brother, blood, grief and loss depiction
Score: Seven points out of ten.
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This version of Long Way Down circled my recommendations for a while and when I saw this in a library I visited, I immediately wanted to pick it up. Soon enough, I did and then I read the Long Way Down adaptation, but not before glancing the blurb. Despite being heavy, this story was enjoyable, leaving me wondering what the original text is like.

It starts with the first character I see, Will, whose last name remains undisclosed with his brother Shawn, when someone shot him, and no one reported on it. That is all according to the rules: don't cry, don't snitch and, most prominently, get revenge. Thus begins Will's quest to get Shawn's gun and shoot the shooter but he gets on an elevator and has to wait until it reaches the ground floor. In the elevator, Will meets other people who have died in a shooting, all due to the third rule. Once someone shoots another person and they get revenge, the cycle neverendingly continues. Sometimes the poetry is part of the art, which I enjoyed observing. The pictured helped me visualise the story more, but the poetry wasn't that impressive. It was one of many examples where someone pressed the Enter key many times and called it 'poetry.' The conclusion is open, as it's unclear whether Will will get revenge or break the third rule. I hope he chooses the latter.
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Law_Books600 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |
"Reynolds and the Pumphrey brothers take readers on a dazzling journey through Langston Hughes’ legacy.

“There was a party for Langston at the library. / A jam in Harlem to celebrate the word-making man— // Langston, the king of letters.” And what a party! When Langston writes, words move, they collide, they big bang into the very atoms of connection. On shelves in the background, fellow Black writers and poets peer out from the spines of their books, looking on in delight as Langston’s “word-children” Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka whirl with joy and inspiration, their own word-making mastery a credit to Langston’s legacy. Inspired by a joyous photo of Angelou and Baraka snapped in 1991 at the opening of the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Reynolds sets a syncopated pace with his debut picture book, delivering not only a celebratory dance of a biography, but a primer in Hughes’ own jazz poetry. Not missing a beat and laying down one all their own, the Pumphrey brothers’ illustrations incorporate verses from Hughes’ poems and other words he set into motion to create a thrumming visual landscape where meaning takes literal flight. This book demonstrates that Hughes’ work is the epitome of what words can be. (This book was reviewed digitally.)

A bar set stratospherically high and cleared with room to spare. (Informational picture book. 3-8)", Kirkus Starred Review
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 13, 2024 |
Is there anything Jason Reynolds can't do?!? Young readers are going to love Stuntboy, aka Portico Reeves. Portico lives with his parents and Gran Gran in apartment 4D. He loves his apartment building, his friends, superheroes on T.V., and the real superheroes in his life – his mom and dad. Unfortunately, his mom and dad are fighting—all the time. Fighting about who is going to take what to their new apartments since Portico's parents are separating. Portico deals with his worries about this, the building's bully, and his "frets", by developing his superhero powers and becoming his alter ego Stuntboy. With the help of his best friend, Zola tries to save his superheroes and cope as best he can. This is a much-needed book to address mental health in boys.

Reynold's text is enhanced by Raul the Thirds fantastic illustrations. This is a wonderful team and I hope to see more of Stuntboy in the future!
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AnnesLibrary | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |



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