Writing Books for Kids Who Don't Read Books with Jason Reynolds

Best-selling author and Newbury Award honoree Jason Reynolds writes novels that are unfailingly compelling, compassionate, and timely with diverse characters.

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Jason Reynolds is a Newbury Award honoree and the New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down, the Track series and many other books for kids, middle grade and young adults. His novels feature diverse characters and are unfailingly compelling, compassionate, and timely. They take an unflinching look at gun violence, police brutality, family, loss, and friendship. In this interview, he speaks with fellow author Chris Lynch about writer's block, writing honestly and what it means when your book gets banned.

Lynch and Reynolds teach in our low-residency Creative Writing in MFA program.


For Every One (2018)
Sunny (2018)
Long Way Down (2017)
Patina (2017)
Miles Morales (2017)
Ghost (2016)
As Brave As You (2016)
All American Boys (2016, Co-Authored with Brendan Kiely)
The Boy in the Black Suit (2015)
When I Was the Greatest (2014)
My Name is Jason. Mine Too. (2009)

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