Jason Reynolds: Racism and Young People’s Literature

March 31, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series

Join students and adults from over twenty-five independent schools in our area to hear Jason Reynolds speak about racism and young people’s literature. Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences. His award-winning book, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, was a National Book Award finalist, Carnegie Medal winner, and was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR. The New York Times, School Library journal, and more. Look Both Ways is composed of interconnected stories, each centering on a different student from the same school and tells what happens after the dismissal bell rings, brilliantly reminding readers to look at our surroundings more closely and notice all the things that connect us to our communities (find an excerpt HERE). Come hear this gifted writer speak about what community, racism, and young people’s literature have in common.