Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, SEL

Presenter: Jason Reynolds

In his acclaimed novels, award-winning author Jason Reynolds delves deep into real issues facing young people in the United States. Why do police treat Black teenagers differently than white teenagers? How can we confront racial injustice in our communities? Jason shines a light on these and other questions in his popular books for young adults.

As part of the Global Education program at the Stanley Center, we have co-organized a virtual conversation with Jason, New York Times bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress. Reflecting on his own unique ability to spark difficult conversations among youth through the power of the written word, he inspires all of us to think critically about race relations.

Jason will start the dialogue with Muscatine High School 9th and 10th grade students in the morning, in partnership with the Muscatine Community School District English Language Arts program. The conversation will open to the community at-large on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6 PM. We encourage our community members in Muscatine, Iowa, and beyond to read All American Boys and join Jason for a virtual conversation.

Registration is free. You will also receive a link to the All American Boys Reading Guide upon registration. Sign up today!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.