#allamericanboys

MOST RECENT

Happy Monday, y’all! .
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I am getting super excited about heading out to #montana in a week. The only downside to traveling, though, is trying to decide which books to take. 😳 However is a gal to choose?! .
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Do you have a chosen method for picking which books make the cut, especially if your space is limited? Send help! Haha. I know...serious life problems...🤗
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The first book I checked out to myself from my new secondary library — All American Boys by @jasonreynolds83 and @brendankiely .

We had a 9 hour trip ahead of us today. Plenty of time to finish this. For someone who is used to picture book read alouds, this pretty much blew me away. So true to the times we live in, told in two very different perspectives by young men who are trying to make sense of the world around them. I just loved it.
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I have a ton of cool bookmarks, but rarely use them. I usually just grab whatever is closest to me at the time. How fitting, given the content and message of this book, that I use the wedding return address label of my two friends I am here to celebrate with here in Arkansas — @hartoftx @dr.adubbya11 good luck on your new journey together! #sacflibrarian #cfclibrarian #elementarytosecondary #allamericanboys #jasonreynolds #librarianvoice #bookquotejournal

💜NEW BLOG POST💜
Before you start crucifying me for including "The Fault In Our Stars" in a photo of diverse books, I suggest you read today's blog post "What Makes a Book Diverse?" to see how I analyze the definition. Click the link in my bio to read it. – 💜 Lydia
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#QOTD What books do you think should be considered diverse?
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Are books that tackle social issues considered diverse? I think they can if written and researched well. Still, I have yet to see "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson and "Some Boys" by Patty Blount — both books that talk about sexual assult — on diverse reading lists.
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#book 19: #allamericanboys @jasonreynolds83 @brendankiely In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning novel, 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. This was an incredibly moving #novel for more mature readers & was very thought-provoking #YA #weneeddiversebooks #realisticfiction #bookaday

🐉What’s your favorite book title?🤔

🐉Saint Anything, Six of Crows, I’ll Give You the Sun, and Red Queen all have nice sounding names, in my opinion☺️

🐉It took a while, but I’m finally getting into Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. It’s being released as a movie this October, so now is a good time to pick it up if you haven’t already! If you have read this one, any thoughts?

🐉I have to go to work soon, but I hope everyone has a lovely day!
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Happy Birthday to the coolest guys I know! I’m so proud and blessed to be your Dad. You have a heart for Christ and a drive that is rare. Stay humble, keep working hard, and seek to find God’s will for your life. I love you! #boyslife #allamericanboys #modernoutfitters #twins #housertwins

All American Boys // Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

“Well, where was I when Rashad was lying in the street? Where was I the year all these black American boys were lying in the streets?”

This novel switches between two high school boys: Rashad, a black boy beaten by a white officer, and Quinn, the white boy who witnessed it. In Quinn I saw my past self who hung back, avoiding confronting racism in order to “please” everyone. And in Rashad I see my students: for the past two summers I’ve taught at a camp where most kids come from Ferguson, MO and all are black/mixed race. I’ve had many heartbreaking conversations with them about racial profiling and their fear of being killed by police. I encourage everyone to read this book, especially those who work with children, of any race.

[image description: the book’s cover features the silhouette of a black boy with his arms up, facing the lights of a police car]

#AllAmericanBoys #JasonReynolds #BrendanKiely

I just finished “All American Boys” by @jasonreynolds83 and @brendankiely. This woman is a key figure in the story, yet she only shows up on a few pages. She had power that she either didn’t recognize, or just didn’t use. She moved away. She could have, potentially, changed the entire story.
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Do you know how I know I have privilege? People generally believe that what I’m saying is true. If I said I was getting my phone out of my bag, a cop probably wouldn’t think I was actually reaching for a gun. My privilege is a protective barrier.
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If you find yourself in a situation where you can extend your privilege to someone else and stand up for them, don’t back away into the cookie and snack cake aisle. Don’t stand around nervously while someone else is being abused. You could change the whole story.
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#antiracist #checkyourprivilege #whiteprivilege #allamericanboys #upstander #useyourprivilegeforgood #literaryanalysis #yalit #cuteandconscious

These patriotic minis with @kvarnell88 at the @thesilverleafstudio are just PERFECT!!! My boys always act crazy at photo shoots and she nails it EVERY TIME!! Can’t wait to frame these!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #robertsbros #ethanhugh #nolenpatrick #patriotic #allamericanboys

The very best part of summer is the TIME I finally have to devour the books on my to-read list. These 3 YA novels will be the first ones I #booktalk to my students in the fall. 😍📚@jasonreynolds83 is currently my favorite author, and maybe overall favorite person whom I’ve never met - I can’t say how important it is that you get his books in your students’ hands this year. And @tadeyemibooks has revived my Harry Potter nerd heart but added social justice and bad ass feminine power to it! Thank God this is going to be a series! 🙌🏾 What should I read next?!
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#allamericanboys #longwaydown #childrenofbloodandbone #yalit #secondaryela #bookclub #nowreading #teachersofinstagram #englishteacherloop #teachersofsummer

•S U M M E R R E A D I N G• my school is trying something new this year where the English department is holding staff led book clubs for students to sign up for! Signing up for a book club and participating in the discussion would exempt them from the assignment for their English class. We’re testing this out, but the hope is that it creates more of a community feeling and that students can have a meaningful discussions about a book that piques their interest. We each made a slide in a slideshow we shared with students to advertise our books. I selected All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely because I think we can have a really relevant and thought-provoking discussion based on the book. .
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#iteachhighschoolenglish #allamericanboys #jasonreynolds #brendankiely #yanovels #yafiction #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

Saw this on twitter. It’s about how FOP are against schools teaching #allamericanboys and #thehateugive because they are “anti-police.” Choosing my #words carefully. Can’t wait to share #patience #redredwine #wheresmyeditor #teachered

"I mean, I hadn't done anything, Nothing at all. So why was I hooked up to all the machines. Lying in this uncomfortable bed ? Why was I arrested ? Why was my mother waiting there for me to wake up, dried tears crusted on her face, prayer on her breath?" - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely @jasonreynolds83
@brendankiely

Rated: 4/5

Review up on:
https://beautyandherreads.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/all-american-boys-jason-reynolds-brendan-kiely/

#AllAmericanBoys #JasonReynolds #BrendanKiely #bookreview #yougotthis #bookstagram #bookreviewer #bookstagrammer #booknerd #booknerdigans #mindset

We've been lucky to host @jasonreynolds83 twice in our almost 10 years. It's easy to see why he resonates with teens and adults alike. His closing note address in 2017 is something the Festival will never forget. We laughed, cried, and wished he would move to Austin so we could spend every weekend with him. Jason and #TTBF want to remind you that your story matters, no matter how old you are! #TTBF #jasonreynolds #allamericanboys #longwaydown

#allamericanboys I'm excited for you, and I can't wait to see what you did. 😍 @cwallamerican @codychristian

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