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African-American Perspectives

Jason Reynolds presents 'The R-Word: How Racism Spread Across the Nation' - February 23, 2021

Best-selling author and Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing faculty Jason Reynolds is our Black History Month speaker. He will read from and discuss his latest book, "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You," followed by a Q&A session. Register for this timely lecture on Zoom

"Stamped," a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi, is a book about race and how racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country. Reynolds shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas and the ways we can identify and stamp out racist thoughts, and move toward a better future.


More about the speaker

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. His many books include "Miles Morales: Spider Man," the Track series ("Ghost," "Patina," "Sunny," and "Lu"), "Long Way Down," which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and "Look Both Ways," which was a National Book Award Finalist. His latest book, "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," is a collaboration with Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds is the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS This Morning. He is on faculty at Lesley University for the Writing for Young People genre of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and lives in Washington, D.C. You can find his ramblings at

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