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Black And White Authors Examine Issues Of Race In America

Brendan Kiely (left) and Jason Reynolds are co-authors of the new young adult novel, All American Boys. (Courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Photo cred (left): Gary Joseph Cohen. Photo cred (right): Kia Chenelle.)
Brendan Kiely (left) and Jason Reynolds are co-authors of the new young adult novel, All American Boys. (Courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Photo cred (left): Gary Joseph Cohen. Photo cred (right): Kia Chenelle.)

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.

Guest

  • 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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