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Black And White Authors Examine Issues Of Race In America

All American Boys” is a powerful new novel by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Reynolds is black and Kiely is white. Their book examines race and police violence, chapter by chapter, from the perspectives of a black teen and a white teen.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti spoke with the two authors on Radio Boston in December. Today, we revisit that conversation.


  • Brendan Kiely, co-author of young-adult novel “All American Boys.”
  • Jason Reynolds, co-author of young-adult novel “All American Boys.”
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