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Title:
All American boys / Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
Publication Date:
2015
ISBN:
9781481463331

9781481463348
General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Abstract:
That's the sidewalk graffiti that started it all ... Well, no, actually, a lady tripping over Rashad at the store, making him drop a bag of chips, was what started it all. Because it didn't matter what Rashad said next -- that it was an accident, that he wasn't stealing -- the cop just kept pounding him. Over and over, pummeling him into the pavement. So then Rashad, an ROTC kid with mad art skills, was absent again ... and again ... stuck in a hospital room. Why? Because it looked like he was stealing. And he was a black kid in baggy clothes. So he must have been stealing. And that's how it started. And that's what Quinn, a white kid, saw. He saw his best friend's older brother beating the daylights out of a classmate. At first Quinn doesn't tell a soul ... He's not even sure he understands it. And does it matter? The whole thing was caught on camera, anyway. But when the school -- and nation -- start to divide on what happens, blame spreads like wildfire fed by ugly words like "racism" and "police brutality." Quinn realizes he's got to understand it, because, bystander or not, he's a part of history. He just has to figure out what side of history that will be. Rashad and Quinn -- one black, one white, both American -- face the unspeakable truth that racism and prejudice didn't die after the civil rights movement. There's a future at stake, a future where no one else will have to be absent because of police brutality. They just have to risk everything to change the world. Cuz that's how it can end.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
volume
Reading Level:
"Ages 12 up"--Jacket.
Local Note:
Donated to the James F. Anderson Public Library (Hernando, Mississippi) by the Estate of Bessie Leona Fisher Chisum.
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Language:
English
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