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Utterly unique and evocative, Ain’t Burned All the Bright is a masterful mash-up of art and text from Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin. This powerful piece captures what it’s like to be young and Black in America right now. Though the text is sparse, the feeling behind it will linger with readers long after the last page.

Prepare yourself for something unlike anything for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written and performed by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds. Featuring a bonus performance of the text by an ensemble of young voices.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin had a mind-meld. And they decided to tackle it, in one fell swoop, this piece, this contemplation-manifesto-fierce-vulnerable-gorgeous-terrifying-WhatIsWrongWithHumans-hope-filled-hopeful-searing-Eye-Poppingly-Illustrated-tender-heartbreaking-how-The-HECK-did-They-Come-UP-with-This project about oxygen. And all of the symbolism attached to that word, especially NOW.

And so for anyone who didn’t really know what it means to not be able to breathe, REALLY breathe, for generations, now you know. And those who already do, you’ll be nodding yep yep, that is exactly how it is.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781797137568
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 5.67(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jason Reynolds is the author of several critically acclaimed books. He is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Ghost, the first book in his Track series, was a National Book Award finalist.


JaQwan J. Kelly is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

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