Jason Reynolds, an award-winning author of books for children and teens, visited Robertsville Middle School on Monday, April 2. Mr. Reynolds has written ten books for middle school readers. His novels have been recognized with such prestigious awards as the National Book Award Finalist, the Kirkus Prize, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Walter Award. His most recent novel, Long Way Down, won a Coretta Scott King Honor, an Odyssey Honor, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor at the ALA Media Awards in February. In April, he will publish a book of poetry and the third book in his Track series.

During his visit to Robertsville, Mr. Reynolds spoke to over 500 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and staff members about his life and his books in the auditorium. Throughout his talk, he spoke about the importance of reading, school, and family as well as perseverance. After his presentation, he signed over 200 books for 100 RMS students.

To learn more about Jason Reynolds, please visit his web site at www.jasonwritesbooks.com.