Jason Reynolds
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Jason Reynolds

The first name bits:
What Jason knows is that there are a lot -- A LOT -- of people, young, old, and in-between, who hate reading. He knows that many of these book haters are boys. He knows that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. If you are reading this, and you happen to be one of these boys, first of all, you're reading this Jason's master plan is already working (muahahahahahaha) and second of all, know that Jason totally feels you. He REALLY does. Because even though he's a writer, he hates reading boring books too.

So here's what he plans to do: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS.

That's it, and that's all.

Now, for the last name bits:
Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, 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 honors. Reynolds was named the American Booksellers Association's 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, and served as the national spokesperson for the 2018 celebration of School Library Month in April 2018, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Jason's many works of fiction include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave As You, For Every One, Miles Morales: Spider Man, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. 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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Best Sellers

    • Ghost

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629

    Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it for upper elementary and middle grades

    • By Lauren Smith on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525

    Jason Reynolds' fiercely stunning novel takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Relevant!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • All American Boys

    • By: Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751

    A bag of chips. That's all 16-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading

    • By J. E. Abel on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Miles Morales

    • Spider-Man
    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend. Oh yeah, and he's Spider-Man....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "You Are Just Like Me"

    • By Jaime Alvarez on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Patina

    • Track, Book 2
    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series. The characters are so funny!

    • By esbarkus on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Sunny

    • Track, Book 3
    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is gucci

    • By Yvonne Hundshamer on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Lu

    • Track, Book 4
    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reynolds is 4 for 4 in this Series.

    • By Sandra Lipschultz on 10-31-18
    • Track, Book 4
    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Series: Track, Book 4
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $14.17

    • As Brave as You

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Genie's summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story for all ages

    • By Bellarosemae on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Boy in the Black Suit

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Just when 17-year-old Matt thinks he can't handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent meta tale of love and loss!

    • By L. Roberson on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • When I Was the Greatest

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: JB Adkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head - even if you’re totally clean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!!!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $28.00

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