THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Jason Reynolds is coming BACK to Decatur! Fresh off his Printz AND Newbery Honor awards for "Long Way Down," Jason Reynolds is publishing "For Every One," a soaring poem for the dreamer and creator in all of us, "Sunny," the newest installation in his Track Series, and the paperback version of "Patina!" We are honored to call this prolific, important, and deeply talented author a friend of Little Shop. Do not miss your opportunity to meet one of the most important voices in literature today!
This event is FREE and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of one of the new books ("For Every One," "Sunny," or "Patina") to earn a place in the signing line! PLEASE NOTE: This event is at the Georgia Center for the Book, located on the lower level of the Decatur Library, NOT at the shop.
More on "For Every One:"
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.
For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don’t know how to dream, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish—because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.
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