“You can’t run away from who you are, but what you can do is run toward who you want to be.”
Jason Reynolds, Ghost
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.
Jason comes to Pittsburgh with Lu, the fourth and final book in the popular Track series, a follow up to Ghost, Patina, and Sunny. His best-selling books include Long Way Down, When I Was the Greatest, and Boy in the Black Suit.
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PBS, May 2018
A poet’s advice to new grads: Be curious, embrace failure and ‘jump’
Fast Company, May 2018
How YA author Jason Reynolds turned his adolescent anger into best-selling poetry
Washington Post, October 2017
How a kid who didn’t read a book until he was 17 grew up to become a literary star
“Reynolds has created a character whose journey is so genuine that he’s worthy of a place alongside Ramona and Joey Pigza on the bookshelves where our most beloved, imperfect characters live.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Classic Lines.
EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, PIC5K and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh