Author and former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds recently went on a four-stop tour to promote his new middle grade novel, Miles Morales Suspended, illustrated by Zeke Peña. Reynolds visited schools, appeared at launch events, and received an award while on the road. We’ve gathered highlights from the tour.
Reynolds kicked off his appearances on May 2 at the United Palace in New York City, hosted by Word Up Community Bookshop and Librería Comunitaria. Here, Reynolds is pictured with attendees at his book signing.
At the United Palace event, Reynolds (l.) spoke with New York Times writer J. Wortham and signed copies of the new Spider-Man installment.
On May 4, Reynolds visited Decatur Presbyterian Church in Georgia to speak with students.
Reynolds and student volunteers in Decatur.
Reynolds visited multiple schools in the Atlanta area on May 5, hosted by bookstore Little Shop of Stories and nonprofit Page Turners Make Great Learners. Here, Reynolds and Fefe Handy from Page Turners Make Great Learners appear with approximately 1,300 attendees and their books.
Reynolds received the Curtis L. Mack Literacy Award and an original piece of artwork by Michael Allen Austin while visiting Atlanta.
For the final stop of the Miles Morales Suspended tour, Reynolds went to Easley, S.C., on May 5 for an event at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, hosted by Greenville, S.C., bookstore Fiction Addiction. Reynolds spoke with student services program coordinator Keri Crist-Wagner, and held a book signing afterwards.