Bexley Public Library is proud to partner with eight other Central Ohio libraries to bring you this free community event featuring Jason Reynolds, author of the #centralohioreads book pick, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.
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Jason Reynolds is an American author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, Maryland, Reynolds found inspiration in rap to begin writing poetry at nine years old. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down. He was recently named the Young People's Ambassador for Literature by the Library of Congress and is currently hosting the "Read. Write. Rite." series.
One Book - One Community
Nine central Ohio library systems have partnered to encourage all central Ohio families, friends and co-workers to read STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This program is designed to cultivate conversations around race and social justice based upon the shared reading experience of the greater Columbus community.
Through the reading of a singular book, the community can reflect together upon the institutional and systemic inequalities that have impacted our community and nation for far too long.
Bexley Public Library
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Grandview Heights Public Library
London Public Library
Plain City Public Library
Southwest Public Libraries
Upper Arlington Public Library
Westerville Public Library
Bexley Community Partners:
Bexley City Schools
Bexley Community Foundation
Bexley Minority Parent Alliance
Bexley Women's Club