Jason Reynolds

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sharp rise in parents seeking to ban anti-racist books in US schools
The American Library Association’s annual Top 10 ‘most challenged’ books is usually dominated by LGBTQ+ reading, but 2020 registered other anxieties

Alison Flood

06, Apr, 2021 @12:01 PM

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'Outstanding' Carnegie medal longlist includes three previous winners
Previous winners Elizabeth Acevedo, Patrick Ness and Ruta Sepetys up for prestigious children’s book award, with loss a common theme

Alison Flood

18, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Jason Reynolds: 'Snoop Dogg once told white folks: 'I know you hate me. But your kids don't.' That's how I feel'
America’s ambassador for young people’s literature talks about touring Trump country, facing down racism and why there’s no such thing as a bad kid

Sian Cain

20, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Carnegie medal shortlist celebrates novels in free verse
Three of the eight shortlisted novels for the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award are coming-of-age stories in verse

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2019 @7:01 AM

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Jason Reynolds: ‘What’s unusual about my story is that I became a writer’
The American author on his gut response to a friend’s death, how to get young people reading, and the value of crochet

Interview by Tim Lewis

04, Aug, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Black History Month reading list: the best books this February
There’s a graphic novel about the Selma marches, new YA fiction from the genre’s latest star and classic James Baldwin for those craving knowledge and escapism

Lanre Bakare, Rebecca Carroll, Kyla Marshell and Steven W Thrasher

10, Feb, 2015 @1:00 PM

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