Rashad Butler is a quiet, artistic teen who hates ROTC but dutifully attends because father insists "there's no better opportunity for a black boy in this country than to join the army." He heads to Jerry's corner store on a Friday night to buy chips, and ends up the victim of unwarranted arrest and police brutality: an event his white schoolmate Quinn Collins witnesses in terrified disbelief. Quinn is even more shocked because the cop is Paul Galluzzo, older brother of his best friend and Quinn's mentor since his father died in Afghanistan. As events unfold, both boys are forced to confront the knowledge that racism in America has not disappeared and that change will not come unless they step forward.
The Novel Study Unit contains:
• Novel Study questions page - (pages 1-3) – these can be used for Running Quizzes during the Novel Study.
• Separate Novel Study Answers Page (pages 1-2) The answers also have page numbers.
Questions are in order of the novel and are only literal questions. The teacher is free to create inference questions within a novel study.