How It Went Down

Written by Magoon and Kekla

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.

Age Range 14 - 18 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
336
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Grade Level 9th - 12th
ISBN
9780805098693
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