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Jason Reynolds

About Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the author of Long Way Down, winner of 2018 Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Printz honors; As Brave as You; the Track series; Miles Morales: Spider-Man; When I Was the Greatest, for which he won the 2015 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award; and other novels for children and young adults.

Jason Reynolds’s 2018 Lesley University commencement speech

Greetings, President Weiss, the provost, the board of trustees, Dean Katz, members of the Lesley University faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates. The first thing I would like to say is, thank you. Thank you for inviting me, of all people, to come tell you what you’ve already been told at multiple commencement ceremonies […]

Giant (for Christopher Myers)

You know I ain’t never met a giant Who can make things Giants usually break things Unmake things But not you You make things You build worlds And road maps And treasure maps You build treasures And hide gold coins in the palms Of small hands How you be so swift anyway? How everybody see […]