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Jason Reynolds

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In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens-one black, one white-grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. 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 how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? 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. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. 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. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brendan Kiely, Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs

Length:

6h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

00:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:03