Virtual Author Talk Jason Reynolds
Sunday, January  24, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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Join us for a free virtual talk with author Jason Reynolds on Sunday, January 24 at 4 p.m. featuring the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This event concludes our Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community collaborative initiative with other central Ohio libraries. The talk will include a short, moderated Q & A and is suitable for ages middle school through adult.

Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community is brought to you by Southwest Public Libraries in collaboration with Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries. 

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About the Book

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You is an amazingly timely and stunningly accessible manifesto by bestselling author Jason Reynolds. While written for young people, this non-fiction remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi is a timely read for people of all ages and is packed with relevant information that is poised to help promote dialogue and bridge the differences that divide us.

About Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds is an American New York Times best-selling author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences. Born in Washington, DC and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, Maryland, Reynolds found inspiration in rap to begin writing poetry at nine years old. He focused on poetry for approximately the next two decades, only reading a novel cover to cover for the first time at age 17 and publishing several poetry collections before he published his own first novel, When I Was The Greatest, in 2014.

Reynolds is a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His many books include When I Was the GreatestBoy in the Black SuitAll American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as YouFor Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and Look Both Ways. You can find his ramblings at

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