Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Teen Tuesday: How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. 352 p. Henry Holt & Company BYR, October, 2014. 9780805098693.
Our Teen Tuesday feature, How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon is un-put-downable! Fact: twelve-year-old Tariq is sho dead by a white man who witnesses him running from a store and the store owner yelling for him to stop. What the shooter doesn't know is that Tariq left the store without his change and the storeowner was calling after him to give it to him. The shooter jumped to a deadly conclusion based on Tariq's race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie. This book explores the aftermath from multiple points-of-view and is as timely as it is important.