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Jason Reynolds

Autore di Ghost

40+ opere 16,973 membri 710 recensioni 3 preferito


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

Comprende il nome: reynolds, jason

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


Opere di Jason Reynolds

Ghost (2016) 2,456 copie, 132 recensioni
Long Way Down (2017) 2,411 copie, 142 recensioni
All American Boys (2015) 1,892 copie, 65 recensioni
Patina (2017) 913 copie, 19 recensioni
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks (2019) 866 copie, 41 recensioni
As Brave As You (2016) 850 copie, 26 recensioni
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) (2017) 819 copie, 32 recensioni
The Boy in the Black Suit (2015) 754 copie, 36 recensioni
Sunny (2018) 698 copie, 13 recensioni
Lu (2018) 546 copie, 10 recensioni
When I Was the Greatest (2014) 507 copie, 18 recensioni
For Every One (2018) 473 copie, 26 recensioni
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel (2020) — Autore — 434 copie, 17 recensioni
Ain't Burned All the Bright (2022) 394 copie, 31 recensioni

Opere correlate

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Collaboratore — 1,570 copie, 26 recensioni
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Collaboratore — 540 copie, 12 recensioni
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Collaboratore — 376 copie, 10 recensioni
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Collaboratore — 223 copie, 6 recensioni
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Collaboratore — 174 copie, 4 recensioni
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Collaboratore — 164 copie, 3 recensioni
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice (2020) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni155 copie, 12 recensioni
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration (2018) — Collaboratore — 148 copie, 6 recensioni
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) — Collaboratore — 113 copie, 6 recensioni
The Amazing Spider-Man (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection) (2022) — Prefazione — 86 copie, 1 recensione
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Collaboratore — 69 copie, 5 recensioni
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Collaboratore — 50 copie, 2 recensioni
Everyday People: The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology (2018) — Collaboratore — 41 copie, 1 recensione
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Collaboratore — 32 copie, 1 recensione
Butterfly in the Sky [2022 film] (2022) — Self — 1 copia


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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



Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is a beautiful, powerful, painful story in verse. It takes place in the span of only 60 seconds, as the narrator, Will, considers making a violent, dangerous, life-changing decision to avenge the death of his brother. In the one-minute that Will is in an elevator, a gun tucked into his waistband, he "meets" others that he knows that have died to gun violence, and must consider the role of gun violence in his life, and his role in the violence.

This story is beautiful and compelling as it is, but because it is poetry, and it is written in free-verse, the words are especially chosen (and limited) to evoke feelings of fear, passion, triumph, and even revenge in the hearts of those who read it.

This book brings up so many issues that are relevant in the lives of children, especially children who live in communities affected by gun violence. Even those not affected by violence in any way can connect to the text through the poetry. One early line is "but if the blood / inside you is on the inside / of someone else, / you never want to / see it on the outside of / them." This idea of family bond is something most people either have or wish they had, and even if there hasn't been the loss of someone through violence, the relative idea is so powerful.

Because of its being written in verse, I think the story is more accessible, more intense, and more emotional; Reynolds has to be very precise with his language and style.

I think it's a very powerful book.
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hallaliciae | 141 altre recensioni | Jul 10, 2024 |
“Dreams don't have timelines, deadlines, and aren't always in straight lines.” (page 76)

A favorite line from a favorite book!

This book is a poem that extends its message to every one, as the title implies. It is written as a letter to the dreamers, the young, the old, and the ones who are still holding out for their dreams. Jason Reynolds knows how to carefully craft his work, playing with words, using rich imagery, and connecting with the reader. This book is a poem of dreams and hope, inspiring the reader to hold onto their vision no matter where they are or how old they get. He reminds us that “our dreams could be as far away as forever or as close as lunchtime.” This is a book that I like to read with my high schoolers at the beginning of the school year to remind us all that we will make mistakes and fumble, but we need to hold onto our dreams.

If you'd like to listen/watch, the author, Jason Reynolds, also produced a short video where he reads/performs the poem!
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bevsmev | 25 altre recensioni | Jul 8, 2024 |
An okay sequel to a great book.
LaPhenix | 18 altre recensioni | Jul 8, 2024 |
WOW! To be honest i picked this book up at a book sale and never anticipated it being so good. I have to say i was pleasently shocked. Overall i would reccomend this book. I truely wish there was more to it.
AshleyPelletier | 25 altre recensioni | Jun 29, 2024 |


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