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 855
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745

    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

    • 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 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    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

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    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

    • 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 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    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 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Black Enough

    • By: Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, and others
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi and featuring some of the most acclaimed best-selling black authors writing for teens today - Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Than Enough!

    • By April R. on 03-23-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    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
    • Awesome!

    • By Geoff Stubbs on 02-19-19
    • 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 39 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 172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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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