All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All-American Boys (Autographed)

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    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."

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    • MahoganyBooks Interviews Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
      The state of Maryland presented One Maryland One Book (OMOB), ...

    MahoganyBooks Interviews Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

    The state of Maryland presented One Maryland One Book (OMOB), a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, that encourages readers to participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers around the state. MahoganyBooks caught up with Jason & Brendan to discuss their new book All-American Boys
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    Author: Jason Reynolds
    Author: Brendan Kiely
    ISBN-10: 1481463330
    Pages: 320
    Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
    Publication Date: September 29, 2015
    Binding: Hardcover
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