Washtenaw Reads Author Event | Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
Tuesday February 16, 2021: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Join Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely for a special conversation about the 2021 Washtenaw Reads selection, All American Boys. They discuss how they came to write All American Boys together, the importance of the book's themes in their own lives, and how we can create meaningful inter-racial dialogue around issues like police brutality.
Jason Reynolds is the New York Times best-selling author of All American Boys, the Track series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, and Miles Morales-Spiderman. He won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent and his novel in verse, Long Way Down (2017), was named a Newbery Honor book, a Printz Honor Book, and best young adult work by the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Awards.
Brendan Kiely is The New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), Tradition, The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His work has been published in more than ten languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.
Thank you for having this event! My 14 year old son and I learned a lot about racial justice issues from it. I hope to see more of them! Im glad they are recorded & available to watch after it's over.