My Name Is Jason. Mine Too by Jason Reynolds & Jason Griffin
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (April 21, 2009)
Our story. Our way.
Jason and Jason were college roommates. One decides to go to NYC to live and pursue his artistic talents. He doesn’t want to go alone, so he asks the other Jason to go with him. He really doesn’t want to go, but he does because his friend needs him to go with him. They struggle to pay the rent, to pay for heat, to pay for food. But they both love the life they’re living.
Both the poems and paintings are amazing. Some of the poems are funny, some are sad. The paintings are original and full of emotion. Put them together you get to know these two men named Jason.
I usually read a poem or look at a painting and move on. Many of these made me want to spend some time with them.
The book is short at 96 pages, but it had a big impact on me.
I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone, of any age.
I read this for The 2014 National Poetry Month: Reach for the Horizon Blog Tour, organized by Serena of Savvy Verse and Wit. Be sure to check her blog for links to other posts