How It Went Down

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. This title has Common Core connections.

Details

Author(s)
Kekla Magoon
For ages
12-17
Format
Hardback | 326 pages
Dimensions
143.26 x 202.44 x 28.96mm | 449.99g
Publication date
21 Oct 2014
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0805098690
ISBN13
9780805098693
Bestsellers rank
348,081