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NYC Book Launch: Jason Reynolds’ MILES MORALES SUSPENDED


Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria and the United Palace of Cultural Arts proudly present #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds and the next installment to the Spider-Man universe Miles Morales Suspended.

Miles Morales is still just your average teenager. He has unexpectedly become totally obsessed with poetry and casually used his superpowers to save the world (no biggie). And the grand prize Miles gets for that is…Suspension. But what begins as a long boring day of in-school suspension is interrupted his spidey-sense is telling him there’s something not quite right here, and soon he finds himself in a fierce battle with an insidious…termite?! His unexpected foe is hiding a secret, one that could lead to the destruction of the world’s history—especially Black and Brown history—and only Miles can stop him. 

This exciting evening, held at the United Palace in Washington Heights NYC, will feature a conversation between Reynolds and J Wortham (they/them)—a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and co-host of the podcast Still Processing—with an author signing to follow. ASL and Spanish-language interpretation and will be available.

TICKETS are available at UnitedPalace.com

  • $20 ticket comes with one signed book
  • $5 ticket for no book

Preorder the featured books at WordUpBooks.com.

Group Sales. For group sales (schools and youth programs), please contact Word Up directly at uptownreads@wordupbooks.com.

Accessibility. The United Palace is fully accessible via wheelchair and ramped for easy access. There is wheelchair seating in the first few rows. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor. 

Getting there. The United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033 in Washington Heights. You may take the A Train to 175th Street & Fort Washington Avenue, the C Train to 168th Street & Broadway, and the 1 Train to 181st Street & St. Nicholas Avenue. There is no public parking; there are parking garages at 4162 Broadway, 4172 Broadway, 4070 Broadway, 554 174th St., 100 Haven Ave., 200 Haven Ave., 284 Audubon Ave., and 506 181st Street.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Word Up Community Bookshop’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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 UK Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, an Odyssey Award Winner and two-time honoree, the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award. He was also the 2020–2022 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; Stuntboy, in the Meantime; Ain’t Burned All the Bright (recipient of the Caldecott Honor) and My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. (both cowritten with Jason Griffin); 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.

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May 02 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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The United Palace


The United Palace
4140 Broadway, New York, NY, USA
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria


Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria
(347) 688-4456

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