A Librarian Reads…

All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely 

All Rashad wanted to do was buy some chips and gum before heading to the party that Friday night. But when a lady tripped over him, the store clerk thought he was stealing and the cop there thought he was assaulting the lady. The next thing Rashad knew he was face first on the sidewalk being beaten bloody. All Quinn wanted to do was find a bum to buy him some beer before heading to the party that Friday night. Then he saw the cop beating some kid. And not just any cop, but his best friend’s brother—the guy who practically raised Quinn after his dad died. The town and school quickly take sides. Was this a case of a cop just doing his job? Or was it yet another case of racism in action? Now both boys find themselves caught up in a battle they never wanted but cannot ignore.

Highly recommended for readers in high school and up due to language and violence.

 

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