The County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries recently announced that its annual Book to Action community reads program will include a live webcast with best-selling author Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m.
Reynolds was named the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has won Printz Medal, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King honors, was a National Book Award finalist, and has appeared on “CBS This Morning” and “The Daily Show” discussing his work with young people. His latest book is the New York Times no.1 bestseller “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” co-authored with Ibram X. Kendi.
The Book to Action program, sponsored by the California State Library and the California Center for the Book, with additional funding from Friends of the Library groups from San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, and Cambria libraries, connects readers to current issues and community engagement opportunities. This year’s selected book is Reynolds’ Stamped.
“Many folks are interested in discussing antiracism and continuing the discussion. We chose Jason because he has such a cool and inspiring way with words, stories, and conversations,” said Erica Thatcher, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for the Library. “Our goal with Book to Action is to connect people to stories and community resources.”
Visit SLOLibrary.org for event registration and for other Book to Action resources and activities in partnership with RaiseUp SLO/RACE Matters SLO, Cal Poly Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Cal Poly School of Education. Book to Action runs through June 1.