Jason Reynolds is the author of When I Was the Greatest, for which he received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; The Boy in the Black Suit, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor; and co-author of All American Boys, another Coretta Scott King Honor book. A graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in English, Jason currently lives in Brooklyn. 

Brendan Kiely received an MFA in creative writing from The City College of New York. His debut novel, The Gospel of Winter, has been published in eight languages, was selected as one of American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015, and was a Kirkus Reviews selection for best of 2014. He is the co-author of All American Boys. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives with his wife in Greenwich Village. www.brendankiely.com