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First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
©2015
Copyright:
©2015
Description:
316 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to stay still as ordered. But there were witnesses: Quinn Collins--a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan--and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. And the basketball team--half of whom are Rashad’s best friends--start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.
Audience Note:
Ages 12 up.
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Notes:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Coretta Scott King Award, 2016
  
LCCN:
2015026780
ISBN:
9781481463331 (hardcover)
1481463330 (hardcover)
Other Number:
921142245
Control Number:
3348227
  
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