Author Visits at Catlin Gabel Middle School
The 2017 event is part of the Catlin Gabel Speaker Series.
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut novel was When I Was the Greatest and was followed by Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); As Brave As You; and the first two books in the Track series, Ghost and Patina.
This information is from his publisher's author page. You can learn more about him on his website, or his author page in NoveList Plus (requires a Catlin username and password). For discussion ideas, go to the Reading Group Guide by Simon & Schuster.
Here is a video of Mr. Reynolds reading from Ghost.
Brendan Kiely received his MFA from the City College of New York. He is the author, with Jason Reynolds, of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor book All American Boys. His debut novel, The Gospel of Winter, has been published in ten languages, was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015, and was a Kirkus Reviews selection for the Best of 2014. He is also the author of The Last True Love Story. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives with his wife in Greenwich Village.
Here is a video with both Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Kiely talking about All American Boys.
This fall, Catlin Gabel was honored to host Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, authors of All American Boys, which all Catlin Gabel eighth grade students read over the summer. Both authors worked with our eighth graders in English classes.
Additionally, all Catlin Gabel Middle School students read Mr. Reynolds' Ghost this past summer break. Based on this shared reading, Mr. Reynolds presented to the entire Middle School during our November 6th assembly at 12:30 pm. Parents and other visitors joined us for the assembly.