Back by popular demand! Popular Young Adult authors serve as contestants in a rousing game of YA Truth or Dare!
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he gets home. Jason is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); and As Brave as You, his middle grade debut.
Jeff Zentner is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded
with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. In addition to writing and
recording his own music, Zentner works with young musicians at Tennessee Teen
Rock Camp, which inspired him to write a novel for young adults. You can follow
Zentner on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter at @jeffzentner.
Kimberly JonesKimberly L. Jones is a Bookseller at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA, and served on the selection committee for the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of #weneeddiversebooks.