All American Boys

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
4
Dec 13, 2021

All American Boys is told from the perspectives of Rashad Butler and Quinn Collins. The story revolves around Rashad getting beaten by police after being suspected of robbery. Both characters struggle with the aftermath of being the victim and witnessing police brutality. Normally I don't opt to read books with more than one perspective, but I genuinely enjoyed reading the stories of Rashad and Quinn. The authors do a great job distinguishing which character the story is being told from. The two perspectives are wonderfully intertwined and complement each other well, never taking away from the author's purpose or overall theme. I appreciated that the authors chose to write about police brutality and racism because I don’t frequently see books with these topics written for young adults. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody, regardless of age or race, because I feel like it accurately conveys the feeling of being discriminated against and racial profiled.

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John M.

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