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All American Boys

Title

All American Boys

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

310 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481463331

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race Discrimination; racism

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing. Classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who's the older brother of his best friend.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

boys

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2016, Winner, Young Adult Literature; Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2016, Honor, Author; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Florida Teens Read, 2017, Winner; Thumbs Up! Award, 2016, Winner, Young Adult Literature; Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, 2016, Winner, Children's Literature

Keywords

race relations; racial profiling in law enforcement; police brutality; stealing

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

All American Boys

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