Jason Reynolds – Long Way Down

I can’t wait to read this one! Jason Reynolds writes from a genuine and original perspective; one that is under-represented in the world of literature. He writes stories about the neighborhoods that he grew up in and the kinds of people that he grew up around.

Reynolds is an inspiring figure of how books can transform a person. He states that he had never read a book cover to cover before he finally discovered Richard Wright’s Black Boy in his last year of high school.

You can learn more about Reynolds’ background, his recent success, and his newest novel in this article from the Washington Post:

Washington Post – Jason Reynolds article

Have you read any other works by Jason Reynolds? What would you recommend?

 

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