All American Boys Quotes

Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
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The way he said it was as if the lack of ROTC had a direct connection to why my older brother worked at UPS. As if only green and blue uniforms were okay, but brown ones meant failure.
-- Rashad (Friday, Rashad)

Importance: Rashad believes his dad looks down upon Spoony for his work ethic and life choices. He knows that his father is an the advocate joining the army, especially as a person of color, but in this instance Rashad comments on his father's single-mindedness. Rashad admits that he does not even like the program, and moreover that he would not be in the ROTC if it were not for his father pressuring him. Additionally, he does not believe that Spoony is a failure solely because he did not enroll in the program. Rashad's father wore uniforms for the majority of his life- one for the army and the other for the police. Rashad...

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