How It Went Down (Prebound)

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Kekla Magoon is an incredibly gifted writer, and she is at her best in
"How it Went Down." In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, a black
teenager is shot & killed by a white neighbor. Numerous voices in
the neighborhood tell the story of how it went down, and as in life,
there are no easy answers. Chilling.

— Suzanna

Description


A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.
In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.
Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.

About the Author


Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including "37 Things I Love "and "The Rock and the River," winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award. She is a New York City-based writer, editor, speaker, and educator.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606375931
ISBN-10: 0606375937
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English