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Words & Pictures

Jason Reynolds

“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 GhostPatina, and Sunny. His best-selling books include Long Way Down, When I Was the Greatest, and Boy in the Black Suit.

“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.”


Book Signing

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

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.


Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is deeply saddened by yesterday’s shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue. We welcome all those who wish to attend today’s program at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall and are offering free admission. Please come to the box office; no advance registration needed.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


Upcoming Lectures

Anna Monardo

MAY 23

Liann Tsoukas and Rob Ruck

JUN 20

Colm Toibin

SEP 16

Pico Iyer

SEP 30