When I Was the Greatest (Reprint)

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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5.56 X 8.25 X 0.75 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, 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. Reynolds is also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.


*"Reynolds's debut oozes with authenticity... The main and secondary characters are well developed; their sweetness, sassiness, and even stupidity are endearing and relatable....Reynolds is an author to watch." - School Library Journal, Starred Review
* "Reynolds...addresses much more--race and class divisions in New York, taking ownership of one's actions, and standing up for what's right--without ever sounding preachy. Reynolds also upends tired stereotypes...while leaving in enough sass and grit to keep the story believable. Snappy descriptions...and a hard-won ending round out a funny and rewarding read." -Publishers Weekly, starred review