Jason Reynolds, award-winning author of books for young adult and middle grade audiences, will be speaking to Rock Island/Milan School District students and interested members of the public at Rock Island High School Auditorium. Public seating for this session will be on the main floor of the auditorium. Community members need to register for either the morning or afternoon presentation
Guests should enter through the auditorium doors located at the northwest corner of the building. Please plan to park on the street or in the neighborhood on the auditorium side. Car-pooling is recommended.
Presented in partnership with Davenport Public Library, where Reynolds is speaking on March 28. Rock Island support for this event from Rock Island Public Library Foundation, Rock Island/Milan PRIME Grant, The Sedona Group, Rock Island Community Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Rock Island, Junior Board of Rock Island.
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. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, Jason Reynolds' many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC.