Q&A with Jason Reynolds
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Jason Reynolds, author of Ghost, answers a few questions from The Great American Read:
What are you reading right now?
At the moment I'm reading Zora Neale Hurston's, Barracoon: The Story of The Last "Black Cargo," which is a non-fiction account of the last living survivor of the Middle Passage. Honestly, the book is brilliant, but one of my favorite parts of it is Alice Walker's foreword which is a stunning ode to the black experience in America.
What’s your favorite way to read? Hardback, paperback, or tablet?
I love hardback books...to own. But paperback to read.
When you’re in a book store, what section do you gravitate to and why?
I always gravitate toward contemporary fiction and search for new black and brown faces, because I think the narratives coming from people of color, especially women of color are so complex, so interesting and layered, and most importantly, so beautiful.
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More about Jason Reynolds:
Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, 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.