We are beyond thrilled to welcome Newbury Medal honoree and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds to discuss his new middle grade novel, STUNTBOY, IN-BETWEEN TIME! This hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed second installment in the STUNTBOY series reunites us with Portico Reeves, the greatest superhero the world has never heard of- and he likes it that way! Jason will be in conversation with Jeff Kinney, international bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Ticket options for this event include:
- Book + Admission Bundle: includes admission to the event and a signed copy of STUNTBOY, IN-BETWEEN TIME.
- Companion ticket: this ticket is an add-on for any extra attendees in your party who may not need a copy of the book (ex. parents attending with a child who is getting the book). Companion tickets may only be purchased in addition to a Book + Admission Bundle.
Jason will pre-sign copies of STUNTBOY, IN-BETWEEN TIME, but will be available after the presentation for photos! We also have swag we'll be giving out to attendees, including tattoo sheets and sweatbands.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Portico Reeves is the greatest superhero a lot of people have never heard of. He likes it that way—then no one can get in the way of him from keeping other other people safe. Super safe. He’s Stuntboy. He’s got the moves. And the saves. Except. There’s been one major fail.
He couldn’t save his parents from becoming Xs. Which is a word that sounds like coughing up a hairball. But don’t talk to him about the divorce, because of the hairball thing, and also, it gives Portico the frets.
What’s also giving him frets is his parents living on two separate floors in their apartment building. He’s never fully with one parent or the other. He’s in-between, all the time. The in-between time. And the elevator is busted, so to get between floors means getting past the bullies who hang in the stairwells.
So when Portico and new friend, Herbert, and best best friend, Zola, discover an empty apartment, unlocked, they are psyched. It’s a perfect hideout, and hangout, and it’s not half anyone’s…it’s all theirs. So they decide to make it their own…let’s say with stunts of the drawing kind. Problem is, that gives some Grown Up People the frets, which leads to double frets for Portico. And he’s not sure his arsenal of stunts can combat that.
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 UK Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, an Odyssey Award Winner and two-time honoree, the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award. He was also the 2020–2022 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); When I Was the Greatest; The Boy in the Black Suit; Stamped; As Brave as You; For Every One; the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu); Look Both Ways; Stuntboy, in the Meantime; Ain’t Burned All the Bright (recipient of the Caldecott Honor) and My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. (both cowritten with Jason Griffin); 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.