Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds


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After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he gets home.

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RECLAMATION OF ROPE


yarn braided together

brother we are fiber

sister we are strand

tensile tough twisted

around throat and

threat brother sister

we can gnaw the apple

from adam snatch his

voice from his neck

us as rope it will fit

perfectly in this

together-mouth I am

certain will not knot

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“IF YOU ARE NEUTRAL IN SITUATIONS OF INJUSTICE, YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSOR.”
Jason Reynolds, All American Boys

“Had our hearts really become so numb that we needed dead bodies in order to feel the beat of compassion in our chests? Who am I if I need to be shocked back into my best self?”
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“You can't run away from who you are, but what you can do is run toward who you want to be.”
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