Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here

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When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day Tyler is missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels, mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316440776
0316440779
Branch Call Number: Y FIC COLE
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_WilliamO May 07, 2018

Another important, heartbreaking story addressing police brutality and racism in America. Fans of The Hate U Give and Dear Martin take note!

Dynamic pacing, lyrical - yet brutally real - writing, and characters I cared about from the first page, Tyler Johnson Was Here is a tribute to the diversity that exists within blackness, and an ode to embracing that individuality, no matter how much society may homogenize and villainize that blackness.

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