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Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, author of teen books


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hyattsville Branch - 1 pm  

Spauldings Branch - 4 pm


Meet the winner of The Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 2015 John Steptoe New Talent Award, Jason Reynolds for his book, When I Was the Greatest (2014). His most recent release is The Boy in the Black Suit (2015). Both books are publications of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. Reynolds is crazy about stories and repeats character names and plot lines during his walk from the train to his apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The author relocated there after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park. (Sources: & Photo: Courtesy of author,

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