All American Boys

 

 

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All American Boys is a joint project written by  Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds. It is a YA novel and focuses on an incident where a 16 year old African American boy, Rashad, is violently taken down for arrest by a white police officer, all of which is witnessed by Quinn, a fellow schoolmate who is also white and friends with the police officer’s younger brother.

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, this book couldn’t be more timely. In a world where #BlackLivesMatter, this novel is all that more important to be put  out there and be read by young and old alike.

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