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All American Boys Book ✓ 316 pages Download µ Jason reynolds ✓ ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ All American Boys ❁ Author Jason Reynolds – Rashad is absent again todayThat’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it allWell no actually a lady tripping over Rashad at the storeRashad is absent again todayThat’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it allWell no actually a lady tripping over Rashad at the store making him drop a bag of chips was what started it all Because it didn’t matter what Rashad said next that it was an accident that he wasn’t stealing the cop just kept pounding him Over and over pummeling him into the pavement So then Rashad an ROTC kid with mad art skills was absent againand againstuck in a hospital room Why? Because it looked like he was s Books save lives And they change hearts and minds This will be one of those books

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Ice brutality” uinn realizes he’s got to understand it because bystander or not he’s a part of history He just has to figure out what side of history that will beRashad and uinn one black one white both American face the unspeakable truth that racism and prejudice didn’t die after the civil rights movement There’s a future at stake a future where no one else will have to be absent because of police brutality They just have to risk everything to change the worldCuz that’s how it can e Phew This is a difficult one to rate eually difficult to review I wanted to give it one star and three stars and five stars simultaneously I can't uite work out my own response Part of the problem is that All American Boys is preaching to the choir for me This book did little to further my understanding of race relations or police power in the US Then again I've closely followed the stories of Michael Brown Tamir Rice Sandra Bland etc etc etc I'd be curious to know the reaction of people who support #alllivesmatter people who cheered when the jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson people who feel ambivalent or people who just haven't been paying much attention It seems like this book is really written for them If it can change their minds or broaden their perspectives then the book is a monumental achievement That being said I just don't like social problem novels very much When it comes to social problems I'd much much rather read non fiction And I suppose I am troubled to imagine that there are people compelled by a fictional account of racism and police brutality than the copious real world examples Of course if the safe distance of fiction is necessary to open minds then how can I criticize the use of fiction as a tool for good? Mostly I worry that social problem novels aren't effective that they only foster a sense of smug satisfaction about pre existing convictions and alienate those who disagree The book does a fantastic job representing the voices and concerns of the teenaged protagonists I could imagine many of my former students relating deeply to these characters and getting fired up about the injustices depicted The book offers a high interest low reading level bridge to challenging material I would wager that there will be reluctant readers that pick up a copy of Invisible Man after reading All American Boys Teachers will find ample opportunities to supplement this text with non fiction articles and I imagine students will be eager to read those articles in the context of this book My one true criticism of the text other than its genre which may just be a personal mismatch is that our first view of Paul takes place during his brutal beating of Rashad It broke uinn's heart to see his role model acting so reprehensibly and the story would have been effective if it had broken our hearts as readers as well Since we first see Paul as a villain we can never really empathize with uinn's disillusionment

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All American BoysTealing And he was a black kid in baggy clothes So he must have been stealingAnd that’s how it startedAnd that’s what uinn a white kid saw He saw his best friend’s older brother beating the daylights out of a classmate At first uinn doesn’t tell a soulHe’s not even sure he understands it And does it matter? The whole thing was caught on camera anyway But when the school and nation start to divide on what happens blame spreads like wildfire fed by ugly words like “racism” and “pol I am not the same person that I was when I started this book Thank you Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely for reminding me why I read and the propensity with which books can change us make us alter our lenses we use to view the world and our privilege and touch our souls