Ain't Burned All the Bright

Ain't Burned All the Bright

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Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin had a mind-meld. And they decided to tackle it, in one fell swoop, in about ten sentences, and 300 pages of art, this piece, this contemplation-manifesto-fierce-vulnerable-gorgeous-terrifying-WhatIsWrongWithHumans-hope-filled-hopeful-searing-Eye-Poppingly-Illustrated-tender-heartbreaking-how-The-HECK-did-They-Come-UP-with-This project about oxygen. And all of the symbolism attached to that word, especially NOW.

And so for anyone who didn’t really know what it means to not be able to breathe, REALLY breathe, for generations, now you know. And those who already do, you’ll be nodding yep yep, that is exactly how it is.

Title:Ain't Burned All the Bright
ISBN:9781534439467
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    Ain't Burned All the Bright Reviews

  • aly ??

    "My name is Jason""Mine too" Ain't Burned All The Bright depicts the sentiments of a young boy's family during racial upheavals and the Covid-19 pandemic conveyed in the style of a notebook...

  • Kelsey (munnyreads)

    Each page it's own work of art. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful....

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Ain't Burned All the Bright is a really soft, poignant, sweet look at a family living through two tragedies: the COVID-19 pandemic, and living as a Black family in the US. Our narrator is telling two ...

  • Traci Thomas

    I had no idea what to expect and this book made me feel deeply. I'm not sure I "got" it all, but i was really moved by the art and the use of a langue and the way the pages were organized. I just felt...

  • Tomes And Textiles

    I don't know how 3 sentences can provide this sort of power, but combined with Griffin's powerful work, this book is a necessary gut punch. I read it in one sitting and will probably re-read in severa...

  • Basic B's Guide

    Wow. Simplistic yet profound. I’m in constant awe of Reynolds and was moved by this manifesto that combines simplistic illustrations and few words. I can only imagine how this strikes as a Black rea...

  • Caylie Ratzlaff

    Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC of this stunning, beautiful collaboration. 5/5 stars. Will I ever not cry from a Jason Reynolds book? I'm so excited to get my hands on this when it rel...

  • Erin

    This isn't so much a book as it is an absolute piece of art. What a soft and beautiful expression of what it means to be a black family in the midst of COVID-19 and 24 hours news coverage of the Georg...

  • Amy Kett

    My goodness, but this is a gorgeous book....

  • Crystal (Melanatedreader) Forte'

    A realistic perception of what kids went through during the pandemic. The wording and artistry are masterful. Jason’s mind is brilliant and anyone can relate to this iconic and legendary piece. ...