Jason Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of "All American Boys" and other works for young adult and middle-age audiences. "As a black man and white man, both writers and educators, we came together to co-write a book about how systemic racism and police brutality affect the lives of young people in America, in order to create an important, unique and honest work that would give young people and the people who educate them a tool for having these difficult but absolutely vital conversations," said Reynolds about his book "All American Boys," co-written with Brendan Kelly.
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Announcement of the 2021 Young People's Creative Writing Contest winners will held after the award presentation.
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