How It Went Down

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Kekla Magoon (A)

List Price: $10.99 (Paperback - Community / Death - Racism - Reconciliation - 2015) 

A 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. (352 pgs) Teen Young Adult

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon is a timely story by an acclaimed author who won the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for the Rock and the River, whose book X :A Novel (written with Ilyasah Shabazz) was long listed for the National Book Award.

This title has Common Core connections.

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
    Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

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