All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan KielyRead about another book on the list.
All Rashad wanted was a bag of chips. But he ended up in the hospital, thanks to a pugnacious cop with an agenda, and he’s still trying to figure out what happened. Quinn Collins saw it all go down, but Paul, the cop, is like family. So he can’t really speak up—can he? Timely, intense, and insightful, the all-too-relevant All American Boys—winner of the first We Need Diverse Books Walter Award and a Coretta Scott honor—examines the aftermath of an incident of violence from the perspective of both the victim and a not-so-innocent bystander.