Jason Reynolds is such a prolific and passionate author. He’s given us books like The Boy In The Black Suit, All American Boys, and When I Was The Greatest. He’s back at it today with the release of Long Way Down!
The novel, written in verse, follows Will, who’s heading out with a gun in his jeans to exact revenge after his brother’s death. But on the minute-long elevator ride down, Will begins to have visions that make him question his path.
Reynolds recently did a series of interviews to promote his new novel, including one with Buzzfeed’s AM to DM that gets candid about the perception of youth, representation, incarceration, writing in verse.
— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) October 23, 2017
In an interview with AOL Build, the author also discusses what his typical writing day looks like and how he “cools down” while maintaining his creativity.
Reynolds also did in interview with Gayle King for CBS this morning, but the video hasn’t made its way online quite yet.
Long Way Down is out now. You can order it via Amazon.