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All American Boys PDF/EPUB é All American  PDF/EPUB In an unforgettable new novel from award winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, 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 tensionA 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 But 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 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

10 thoughts on “All American Boys

  1. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    Wow This was incredibly powerful This is a book that will move you and challenge you to think about the world that we currently live in It focuses on racism and police brutality I really respected the emphasis on how not all police are bad, but that there can be power imbalances This book definitely left a mark on me and I know that it s one that I ll t

  2. Beth Beth says:

    Books save lives And they change hearts and minds This will be one of those books.

  3. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    This was so so powerful and basically amazing I know it s a slightly older book 2015 but it s like on par with The Hate U Give which has a ton of well earned fame This one about blackLivesMatter is like just as powerful and super heartbreaking and the last scenes were heartwrenching.It s dual narrated by Rashad and Quinn And it was interesting to get both

  4. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews atRashadIsAbsentAgainToday I m going to be perfectly honest here and say All American Boys is not the most well written book you ll ever find However, it might be one of the most important and I encourage any parent of a middle grader to force them to encourage them to read it I generally try to keep my non book opinions off of Goodr

  5. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Here Are 5 Books about Race Relations You MUST READ All American Boys The Poet X The Hate U Give Dear Martin Ghost Boys Here Are 5 Books about Race Relations You MUST READ All American Boys The Poet X The Hate U Give Dear Martin Ghost Boys

  6. Joce (squibblesreads) Joce (squibblesreads) says:

    I am not the same person that I was when I started this book Thank you Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, for reminding me why I read and the propensity with which books can change us, make us alter our lenses we use to view the world and our privilege, and touch our souls.

  7. Megan Megan says:

    Phew This is a difficult one to rate, equally difficult to review I wanted to give it one star and three stars and five stars simultaneously I can t quite work out my own response Part of the problem is that All American Boys is preaching to the choir for me This book did little to further my understanding of race relations or police power in the US Then agai

  8. Korrina (OwlCrate) Korrina (OwlCrate) says:

    4.5 stars rounded up to 5 Such an important, beautifully written story.

  9. Brigid ✩ Brigid ✩ says:

    I feel bad that I had to kinda rush through this it was overdue at the library but I can tell you, this is a great and important book that deserves attention All American Boys is the story of Rashad, a black teen who is assaulted by a white cop, and Quinn, a white classmate of his who witnesses the crime and who also happens to be friends with the cop It s quit

  10. Eilonwy Eilonwy says:

    Rashad is a pretty typical 17 year old kid, going to high school, partying with his friends, working on the sketches he hopes to make a living at one day, and participating in ROTC because his dad makes him But Rashad is also black and when a woman trips over him in a convenience store, a white cop jumps to conclusions about what Rashad was doing and beats him u

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