Jason Reynolds Recommends

Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults, the Library of Congress' Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All of them are books worth reading. 

Want more Jason Reynolds? Check out this clip of him reading an excerpt of his book The Long Way Down!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures By Natasha Marin (Editor), Steven Dunn (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natasha Marin (Editor), Steven Dunn (Foreword by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781944211844
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Published: McSweeney's - February 4th, 2020

Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems: A Valentine's Day Book For Kids By Eloise Greenfield, Leo and Diane Dillon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064430975
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Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 1986

Dry By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481977
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Deaf Republic: Poems By Ilya Kaminsky Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460837
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

A Song Below Water: A Novel By Bethany C. Morrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020

Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Ghost (Track #1) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Patina (Track #2) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450195
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 23rd, 2018

Sunny (Track #3) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450225
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 26th, 2019

Lu (Track #4) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450256
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484788509
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Published: Marvel Press - October 2nd, 2018

For Every One By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481486255
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

All American Boys By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

When I Was the Greatest By Jason Reynolds, Michael Frost (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Michael Frost (By (photographer))
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442459489
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015