All American Boys / Jason Reynolds

Rashad, an African American teenager, is mistakenly accused of stealing and is brutally beaten by the responding police officer. Quinn, Rashad’s white classmate, witnesses the event but feels conflicted because the police officer is his best friend’s older brother. In alternating viewpoints, this timely novel explores the effects of police brutality on all members of a community. A 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Literature.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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