"All American Boys" is a good book on a very difficult subject - racism. This book is told through the perspective of two high school boys - the victim being black and the witness being white. Rashad, the victim, is brutally beaten by a white cop and this beating is witness by Quinn, a white classmate. That night, both their lives changed. Through those changes, their classmates, teachers, and even town, sees how torn racism can change people. If everyone could see how a peaceful protest is so much better than the violence we have seen on TV. Stand up peacefully for the things you believe in. It was great to read how, in the end, everyone of all races, came together to help stand up for Rashad and many others that were "absent again today". Will be recommending this book to our high school readers.