Award Winner: Look Both Ways: A Tale Told In Ten Blocks By Jason Reynolds


From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This book is highly decorated, and has won:

A National Book Award Finalist
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

Purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of Look Both Ways:

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Skateboarding.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

About Jason Reynolds:

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black SuitAll American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (GhostPatinaSunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

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