All American boys

Title All American boys
Names Reynolds, Jason.
kiely, brendan.
Book Number LP026497
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation "A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning novel, two teens--one black, one white--grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That's all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn Collins--a varsity basketball player and Rashad's classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan--and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team--half of whom are Rashad's best friends--start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviews tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth"-- Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015. AR 10.0. ATOS BL 4.9.
Series Thorndike Press large print striving reader collection
Thorndike Press large print striving reader collection
Local Subject Large print fiction - LPF
Young Adult Fiction - YF
Young Adult Book - YA
Adult Book - AD
Adult Fiction - AF
Young Adult Interest - YAI
Strong Language - ST
Violence - VI
Award-Winning Children's Books - AWJ
Race Awareness - RAC
African American Interest - AFI
Social problems - Other - 363
Human Relationships - HRE
Bestsellers - BES
Bestseller - Fiction - BEF
Bullies - BUL
Crime -Theft, Extortion, Burglary - CRTH
Social Commentary - CONC
School - SCL
Grief and Loss - GRL
Fathers and sons - FAS
LC Subject Racism - Fiction
Racial profiling in law enforcement - Fiction
Police brutality - Fiction
African Americans - Fiction
High school students - Fiction
Young adult fiction
Social problem fiction
Language English
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