In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books – poetry, novels, memoirs and more – all written by Black American authors. Each of these works moved, engaged, delighted, enraged, and excited Island Free Library readers’ this past year, and we’ll be featuring one title every day through the month of February.
Today’s work is Jason Reynold’s Stuntboy, in the meantime, a lively, action-packed middle-grades novel that follows ten year-old Portico Reeves as he strives to keep his secret identity (Stuntboy!) under wraps while still protecting the ones he loves. But can a superhero stop his parents from fighting and keep his family together? Where do you learn those kind of stunts? Follow along with Portico as he tries to save his neighbors, his family, and dodge a bully as his alter-ego STUNTBOY!
Jason Reynolds is the award-winning author of many NYT best-selling books for kids and teens, including Miles Morales Spider-Man & Long Way Down. But his self-described to-do is this: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS. And he’s doing great! Reynolds is on the faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives and writes in Washington, DC. Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!