Jason Reynolds is the author of many middle grade and young adult novels including the Track series and Long Way Down. He is also the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
"The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people" according to the Library of Congress site.
Jason has created his platform of Grab the Mic: Tell your Story, and will be interacting with readers both on a cross country tour (when conditions are better) and online through his Write, Right, Rite video series. You can check out the first one below. Sign up too for his newsletter which comes out tomorrow April 14th on the LOC website.
You can learn more about Jason Reynolds on his site.