EVENTS

Jason Reynolds

On February 26th, we hosted Jason Reynolds, best-selling author of the Ghost and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You. As the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress, Jason is no stranger to bringing literature to life. See the recording below of our luminary conversation –– about writing for justice, the change that lives in our words, and unleashing the power of the “crazy stories” we all have to tell.

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About the Author

Jason Reynolds began his career at the University of Maryland, where he earned a BA in English before moving to Brooklyn. A self-proclaimed hater of boring books, Jason has dedicated himself to telling all the “crazy stories.” He is the author of bestselling novels Ghost, All American Boys, Long Way Down, and Stamped, which he wrote with Ibram X Kendi, among others. And he recently wrote Miles Morales: Spiderman for Marvel. Jason has won the NAACP Image Award, been a finalist for the National Book Award twice, and won the Coretta Scott King Award three times, among other honors. He is now the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress.

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About the Series: Partners & Competition

NYC Service

This event was the third and final installation of our series on Change in partnership with NYC Service, connecting you with world-renowned authors, activists, and changemakers from right here in New York City. Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to come. And, if you’re 14-21 and want to make difference in NYC, head to the NYC Youth Leadership Councils Common Application.

The New York Public Library

We were thrilled to partner with the NYPL to bring you this event. Head to Decameronproject.org/Jason-Reynolds-Resources to access Jason’s work free of charge, courtesy of the NYPL.

Competition: ‘Outside My Window’

We invite all young authors, 13-19, to compete in our upcoming competition with The New School’s WriteOn, under the theme ‘Outside My Window.’ The winner will have their story read aloud by Jason Reynolds himself, and three storytellers will be selected to receive substantial cash prizes, courtesy of The New School. Head to Decameronproject.org/Outside-My-Window for details and to submit. 

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