We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Long Way Down tour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release of Long Way Down for the entire week.
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Little Black Book Nook– TV/Movie Recs + 15 Thoughts While Reading
One Page at a Time– Theme Analysis + 15 Thoughts While Reading
The Socially Awkward Booklover– Favorite Quotes
Bookish Realm – Review
Jens.Book Den– Moodboard
Locpressedbooks– Review in 5 GIFs + Reflection
Oyinda Loves Books– 15 Thoughts While Reading + Favorite Quotes
Reynolds is a graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park. He has been reviewed and profiled in The Washington Post, NPR books, Kirkus, Hornbook, School Library Journal, WNYC, Publisher’s Weekly, Poets & Writers, Gawker, mentioned as a standout in the Wall Street Journal, AM New York, Ebony Magazine, was awarded as a top book of the year by the New York Public Library system, was the recipient of 2015 Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent —and a 2016 Honoree for two books.
Jason Reynolds knows there are a lot—A LOT—of people, young, old, and in-between, who hate reading. He knows that many of these book haters are boys. He also knows that many of these book-hating boys, don’t actually hate books, they hate boredom. If you are reading this, and you happen to be one of these boys, first of all, you’re reading this Jason’s master plan is already working (muahahahahahaha) and second of all, know that Jason totally feels you. He REALLY does. Because even though he’s a writer, he hates reading boring books too.
So here’s what he plans to do: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS.
Reynolds is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing For Young People MFA Program, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, KY, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze, Slow Storm, Refresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011), and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing has been published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Esquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others. She was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Literature, and was named Sarabande Books’ 2016 writer in residence. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, Brush Creek, and Willapa Bay AiR.
Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds, Danica Novgorodoff
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novels
Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.
Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighborhood, there are THE RULES:
No. 1: Crying.
No matter what.
No. 2: Snitching
No matter what.
No. 3: Revenge
No matter what.
But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there’s always someone else who knows to follow the rules…