Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

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A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Jason Reynolds's Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.

Will's older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Dead.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can't explain it. But in his neighborhood, there are THE RULES:

No. 1: Crying.
Don't.
No matter what.

No. 2: Snitching
Don't.
No matter what.

No. 3: Revenge
Do.
No matter what.

But bullets miss. You can get the wrong guy. And there's always someone else who knows to follow the rules...

Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Published: 10/13/2020
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.70w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781534444959
Age Range: 13-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.3
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510029 / Long Way Down (Graphic Novel)


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2020
School Library Journal 10/01/2020 pg. 90
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 10/15/2020 pg. 39
Shelf Awareness 11/17/2020
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 114
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He's also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, Stamped, As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler who lives in Kentucky. Her books include A Late Freeze; Slow Storm; Refresh, Refresh (included in The Best American Comics 2011); and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing have been published in Artforum, Esquire, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Literary Magazine, and many others. She was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in literature and was named Sarabande Books' 2016 writer-in-residence. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Willapa Bay AiR. Visit her online at DanicaNovgorodoff.com.