Born in the United States, Jason Reynolds has become a literature star of his own kind. With the fact that he never read any literature book until 17 years of age, it is quite comic how the young author has imaginary ideas of creating alluring literature books. His path to the limelight isn’t that glorious, but has made himself exemplary and an author to look up to.
He rose to fame in the 2000s and so far, he has a collection that can be compared to and Joey Pigza and Ramona books.
The author of young adult novels dropped a worldwide novel “Ghost” in 2016 that was published by the Caitlyn Dlouhy imprint of Atheneum and its sequel was recently published in mid-2017.
Jason Reynolds’ books include;
• Ghost (Track #1)
Running is all that Castle Cranshaw, a.k.a. Ghost has ever known. He has been running, but not for a track team, but rather “ball”, it has always been his game. Impulsively, he challenges an elite sprinter to a race and he wins. Closely, the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent, but Ghost is a man of stories. He harbors a lot of anger and a past that he is trying to escape. Can Ghost try to coexist and nature his talent for perfect speed or he will face his fears to outrun them in a perfect way?
It was published in August 2016
• All American Boys
Joining hands with Brendan Kiely, Jason Reynolds, introduces us to a notable book that illustrates common events in the present day America. With black and white characters, Rashad and Quinn, respectively, you will read it and pass it on. The book follows Rahad’s events that made him miss school. He is absent today, he was also absent yesterday, but what might have led to this? He was framed for theft and being a black American, he is beaten to an extent of heading to a hospital, but all he knows is that he never stole anything. Racism and prejudice now rule!
The Boy in the Black Suit
Amazing and interesting as the title sounds, so it the content. Meet Matt, who rocks a black suit every single day. Why? Does he have a funeral to attend every day or because his mom died? YES, his mom died, but he also wears a black suit for his gig at the local funeral home. Earning 15 bucks an hour is that bad since his father can hardly handle the bills. All he knows is the smell of whiskey. Matt later meets Lovey, a girl who has been through a lot, but she doesn’t show it. All we know right now is that she is good at renewing hope in Matt
When I Was the Greatest
Hustling each and every single day, that kind of life can drive you nuts. Meet Ali, Noodles, Needles, who are brought together by unbearable circumstances in a place where they shouldn’t have been. Their syndrome was all about engaging in fights and one of them picks up the pieces
Long Way Down
In this intense novel, Jason Reynolds may be hitting on something that isn’t a total mystery, but a reality. With a gun, you rule, and the fifteen-year-old Will exactly knows the rules here. His brother Shawn was just murdered and guess what…?
As Brave As You
Reynolds’ “As Brave as You” surprising earned much recognition aiding it to win the Kirkus prize in 2016 and the Schneider Family Book Award in 2017. The book introduces two brothers (Genie and Ernie) who test themselves to know how brave they are, only for the things to backfire at them. Jason Reynolds other books include;
Patina (Track #2), which is a sequel to 2016’s Ghost, My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way, For Every One, and Miles Morales