|Jason Reynolds (Influential people)|
Author: Golkar, Golriz
Jason Reynold's books are beloved by many readers. Learn about how he became a bestseller!
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 3.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 196132
School Library Journal (02/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2018 A smiling face on the cover welcomes kids to each slender volume in the Influential People series (8 titles). Designed to attract a broad age range of readers, the books provide basic biographical information that is accessible to primary-grade readers and older students with lower reading levels. Few double-page spreads include more than a couple of paragraphs, and the sentences are seldom more than 10 words long, which can make the writing sound stilted at times. The two-page spreads usually feature a large, color photo of the person discussed, along with captions and colorful design elements. Jason Reynolds presents Reynolds as an African American author who, inspired by his early love of rap music, writes books about urban kids and frequently talks to young people in schools, community centers, and juvenile detention centers. A series of short biographical introductions to noteworthy people. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 02/01/2019 Gr 4–7–This new series profiles a wide range of prominent people, from athletes to authors to royalty. The titles present the obstacles their subjects overcame and spotlight their positive impact on the world. The series benefits from a diverse, contemporary set of subjects who will spark reader interest. Any controversy, particularly in regard to Colin Kaepernick, is addressed evenhandedly. The text, written between a second and third grade reading level, is easily digestible for struggling readers, with about six sentences per page and four chapters in total. Though the volumes are short, each one packs in extensive biographical information. Attractive page layouts feature vivid, often full-page photographs, along with doodle-style drawings. Each book contains nonfiction text features like bold words, captions, a glossary, time line, index, and a list of further resources. An interactive activity, such as writing a poem or organizing a sports day, is also included, which serves as a way for readers to take action and make a difference like the inspiring figures they are reading about. VERDICT This series, directed toward middle graders, is an excellent choice for biographical research. - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.