All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1481463349 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DIA_Brookfield of Brookfield, Illinois USA on 11/5/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by DIA_Brookfield from Brookfield, Illinois USA on Monday, November 5, 2018
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?

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