How It Went Down

By MAGOON, Kekla

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ISBN
9780805098693
Publisher
Holt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—When 16-year-old Tariq, a black teen, is shot and killed by a white man, every witness has a slightly different perception of the chain of events leading up to the murder. Family, friends, gang members, neighbors, and a well-meaning but self-serving minster make up the broad cast of characters. The police bring their own personal bia...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

"Two guys with guns, one dies -- it's an everyday story." But when sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot and killed on the street, the event affects the whole community. Tariq was black, his assailant white, and Magoon tells the story through the many voices of those directly and peripherally involved. Their simple words yield a complicated story. Which characters are reliable? Which look to benefit from the situation? Which learn from it and seek a better life? One witness saw "two guys with gu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

A white assailant shoots and kills sixteen-year-old Tariq, who was black, and Magoon tells the story through the many voices of those direct...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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