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Illinois Libraries Present: Jason Reynolds - Virtual Event

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October 22, 2024 ∙ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Add to Calendar 2024-10-22 19:00:00 2024-10-22 20:00:00 America/Chicago Illinois Libraries Present: Jason Reynolds - Virtual Event Join us virtually for an evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author, advocate, mentor, and 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Signup required. external tplibrary@tplibrary.org

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Raise Your Voice with Jason Reynolds (Youth Program) - Virtual

Welcome Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author, advocate, mentor, and 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. The recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, a Carnegie Medal, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors, Reynolds' beloved and award-winning titles include Stamped (with Ibram X. Kendi), Stuntboy, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Miles Morales, All American Boys (with Brendan Kiely), When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, Look Both Ways, Ain't Burned All the Bright, and Long Way Down. He has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS Sunday Morning, and more. 

The short documentary “Dear, Dreamer” is a lyrical portrait of Reynolds’ life and work as a rising literary star, as well as a testament to shared experiences and the power of seeing yourself in books. In his podcast, My Mother Made Me, he and his mother, Isabell, explore their shared history and what they’re teaching each other. Signup required.

This event is being recorded and will be available to view for a limited time and is limited to registrants. The Vimeo link and password will be emailed to all Zoom registrants.

Jason Reynolds lives in Washington, DC, where he is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 

ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

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