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Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

GRAB THE MIC Resources


For his two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Reynolds will visit small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people. Through his platform, “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story,” Reynolds, who regularly talks about his journey from reluctant reader to award-winning author, will redirect his focus as ambassador by listening and empowering students to share their own personal stories.

When Reynolds is not on the road, he still wants to speak with you—the public—as ambassador. To that end, Reynolds has created two digital features that fall under his “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” platform: a video series titled “Write. Right. Rite.” and a blog series titled “GRAB THE MIC Newsletter.” In these discrete efforts, Reynolds will share his passion for storytelling while discussing topics like creativity, connection, and imagination.

So tune in here and follow along with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds as he travels all over the internet and country!