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All American boys

Reynolds, Jason2021
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A bag of chips. That's all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, 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 pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn - 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 saviour could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again.
Main title:
All American boys / Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kieley.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Faber, 2021.
Collation:
316 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015.
Audience:
Adolescent.
ISBN:
9780571366750 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
813.6Purple Label
Language:
English
BRN:
4991579
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