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34 - Everything Is Linked: Jason Reynolds's LONG WAY DOWN, GHOST, and WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST

Updated: May 23, 2020

-Alternate Titles- The Middle Drawer OR Complications of Friendship OR I like to do athletic things OR I AM athletic

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We tried to go very light on the spoilers in this #unabridgedhighlights episode, but a few minor spoilers were hard to avoid as we revealed what we loved about these books.


Introduction and Summary of the Book: 00:00 - 02:15

A Long Way Down: 02:15 - 15:31

Ghost: 15:41 - 26:47

When I Was the Greatest: 26:57 - 43:28

Classroom Connections: 43:28 - 47:50

other mentions

T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

Jason Reynolds's As Brave as You

Jason Reynolds and Brennan Kiely's All American Boys

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