Author Jason Reynolds appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, August 5th at 5:00 PM in conversation with Jabari Sellars to discuss his new Miles Morales: Spider-Man novel to be released the first week of August.
“Miles Morales might seem like an average Brooklyn teenager, facing the same issues as anyone trying to navigate the pitfalls and perils of school, family responsibilities, and friends, except Miles also has the added pressure of being Spider-Man. But when Miles’s spidey-sense goes on the fritz, and a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, he not only begins to question his abilities, but who is Miles without the mask. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren’t meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad’s advice and focus on saving himself.
As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can’t shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher’s lectures on the historical “benefits”; of slavery and the importance of the modern-day prison system. But after when Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, neighborhood, family, and himself at risk it’s time to suit up and take a stand.”
About the author:
JASON REYNOLDS is the author of the 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 The Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely); As Brave As You, his middle grade debut; and National Book Award finalist Ghost, the first in a four-book series about kids on an elite track team. Jason recently moved to Washington, DC, but before that spent many years in Miles Morales’s very own Brooklyn, New York.
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