Search Results: "Jason Reynolds"


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THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace. (Fiction. 11-18)"
With his mother newly dead, a job in a funeral home somehow becomes the perfect way for Matthew to deal with his crushing grief. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An author worth watching. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A literary story of growing up in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"If the hands and agenda of the authors are evident, their passion elevates the novel beyond a needed call to action to a deeply moving experience. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two boys, one black and one white, act out an all-too-familiar drama when the former is brutally beaten during an arrest and the latter witnesses it. Read full book review >

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MILES MORALES   by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A page-turner with a heart and a soul. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Move over Peter Parker, a new Spidey's in town! Read full book review >

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AS BRAVE AS YOU by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past's repercussions on the present. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Brooklynite Genie has "worry issues," so when he and his older brother, Ernie, are sent to Virginia to spend a month with their estranged grandparents while their parents "try to figure it all out," he goes into overdrive. Read full book review >

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GHOST by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An endearing protagonist runs the first, fast leg of Reynolds' promising relay. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw feels like he's been running ever since his dad pulled that gun on him and his mom—and used it. Read full book review >

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LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This astonishing book will generate much needed discussion. (Verse fiction. 12-adult)"
After 15-year-old Will sees his older brother, Shawn, gunned down on the streets, he sets out to do the expected: the rules dictate no crying, no snitching, and revenge. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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A LIST OF TRIGGER WARNINGS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt

Cover Story: Stark and Dark

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: The Way We Were

Anti-Bonus Factor: Trigger Warnings

Relationship Status:  Group Hug

 

Cover Story: Stark and Dark

I actually love this cover—the macabre simplicity is well-suited to the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A beautifully made picture book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beautiful but, sadly, not as immersive as Chin's fans may hope. (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Starting from their campsite at the bottom of the 1,000-foot-deep Inner Gorge, an Asian-American child and her dad traverse three separate habitats until they arrive at the South Rim, 22 miles later. Read full book review >

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GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >