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All American Boys

Title

All American Boys

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481463331

Pages

310 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race Discrimination; racism

Main Character

boys

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multiple

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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