The leaders of the Saint Louis Public School District (SLPS) encourage you to join us for Part 2 of the District's inaugural Anti-Bias Anti-Racism (ABAR) Virtual Mini-Conference and Speaker Series.
Part 2, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 9:00am - 11:30am, will feature award-winning author and thought leader Jason Reynolds!
About the Speaker: Jason Reynolds is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the New York Times best-selling author of All American Boys, the Track series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, Miles Morales-Spiderman and Stamped (with Ibram X. Kendi). He was just named the inaugural Honorary Chair of 2021 Banned Books Week.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in neighboring Oxon Hill, MD, Reynolds found inspiration in rap to begin writing poetry at 9 years old. He currently writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
About the Initiative: The mini-conference and speaker series is a component of the SLPS ABAR programming designed to teach youth about social justice and racial inequality. Other aspects of ABAR programming include comprehensive curriculum updates, a newly revised African American Studies course and book studies.