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Jason Reynolds

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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 altro Boys. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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Fonte dell'immagine: 2018 National Book Festival By Avery Jensen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Opere di Jason Reynolds

Ghost (2016) 2,338 copie
Long Way Down (2017) 2,266 copie
All American Boys (2015) 1,803 copie
Patina (2017) 843 copie
As Brave As You (2016) 810 copie
The Boy in the Black Suit (2015) 727 copie
Sunny (2018) 646 copie
Lu (2018) 507 copie
When I Was the Greatest (2014) 492 copie
For Every One (2018) 447 copie
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel (2020) — Autore — 396 copie

Opere correlate

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Collaboratore — 1,402 copie
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Collaboratore — 522 copie
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Collaboratore — 362 copie
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Collaboratore — 217 copie
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Collaboratore — 156 copie
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Collaboratore — 155 copie
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice (2020) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni141 copie
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) — Collaboratore — 105 copie
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Collaboratore — 58 copie
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Collaboratore — 22 copie


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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
Nazione (per mappa)
Luogo di nascita
Washington, D.C., USA
Luogo di residenza
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Maryland (BA|English)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2023)
Elena Giovinazzo



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 | 15 altre recensioni | 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 | 1 altra recensione | 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 | 11 altre recensioni | Jan 28, 2024 |
First sentence: There was a party for Langston at the library. A jam in Harlem to celebrate the word-making man--Langston, the king of letters whose ABC's became drums, bumping jumping thumping like a heart the size of the whole wide world.

Premise/plot: This party for Langston Hughes was held in February 1991. The author, Jason Reynolds, was inspired to write about this party after seeing a photograph of two authors dancing--Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka. The book celebrates Langston Hughes AND his continuing legacy. There are word-makers and word-breakers. Word-breakers being those who would ban books and limit freedom.

My thoughts: This picture book earned a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor.

I loved the text of this one--very rhythmic. Definitely fitting, I think, to celebrating a poet.

I loved the illustrations--very vibrant, joyful, jumping off the page.
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blbooks | 1 altra recensione | Jan 25, 2024 |


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