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:
Reynolds is a graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park. He has been reviewed and profiled in The Washington Post, NPR books, Kirkus, Hornbook, School Library Journal, WNYC, Publisher's Weekly, Poets & Writers, Gawker, mentioned as a standout in the Wall Street Journal, AM New York, Ebony Magazine, was awarded as a top book of the year by the New York Public Library system, and was the recipient of 2015 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent.

Reynolds is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing For Young People MFA Program, and currently resides in Washington, DC.

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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 617
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543

    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 487
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    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 761
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685

    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

    • Hope Nation

    • By: Rose Brock - Editor
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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
    • What an amazing performance.

    • By mimioutcast on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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
    • Patina

    • By Brenda K. Brown on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • 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 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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
    • loved it

    • By devon on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $28.00

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