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How it went down

by Magoon, Kekla,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 22 of 27 copies
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Summary

A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

One death. Two bullets. Seven eyewitnesses...with seven different stories.

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An African American boy runs from the corner market, hunched over and wearing a hoodie. A man shouts, Come back here! A car stops in the street, someone yells, He has a gun! And suddenly, 16-year-old Tariq Johnson is on the ground, dead from two shots fired at his back. The shooter, a white man, is free after claiming self-defense, but police don't find a weapon on Tariq. Everyone has an opinion about what happened, but the only person who knows for sure no longer has a voice. Seventeen distinct narrators tell this tense, multilayered story, which could easily be headline news. Magoon handles the large cast deftly, letting the players tell their own fragments of the story. Together, they reveal just as much about the last seconds of Tariq's life as they do human nature, racism, and the societal cost of generational poverty. The lack of resolution may frustrate readers seeking answers, but this poignant and honest story is bound to generate a strong emotional response and, hopefully, discussion.--Hayes, Summer Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. Structured similarly to Avi's Nothing But the Truth, this provocative novel set in a neighborhood ruled by gangs offers multiple, contradictory perspectives on the shooting of an African-American youth. No one disputes that 16-year-old Tariq Johnson was shot on the street by Jack Franklin, a white gang member, but the motives of both killer and victim remain fuzzy, as do the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The nationally renowned Reverend Alabaster Sloan claims that racial bias was involved and criticizes the police for releasing Jack. Locals have differing opinions, which spur more questions. Was the killing a matter of self-defense? Did Tariq have a weapon? Was he a gang member? Even eyewitnesses disagree on many points. Expressing the thoughts of Tariq's family, neighbors, friends, and enemies, Magoon (37 Things I Love ) creates a montage of impressions for readers to digest before drawing conclusions about the tragedy. Through this resonant chorus of voices, Magoon masterfully captures the cycle of urban violence and the raw emotions of the young people who can't escape its impact. Ages 14-up. Agent: Michelle Humphrey, Martha Kaplan Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Death -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2015
Description 326 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780805098693
0805098690
9781250068231
1250068231
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