How It Went Down

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Author(s): Kekla Magoon
Awards:2016-Multi-Voiced Performance-Finalist-Audies
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Product Number: 4T0743
Released: Jan 22, 2015
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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.

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Author(s): Kekla Magoon
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00530459
Released: Oct 21, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
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Author(s): Kekla Magoon
Product Number 160779
Released: Oct 21, 2014
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Publisher: Henry Holt
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"Cherise Boothe anchors this production with her performance as world-weary Jennica, a teen we meet when she tries to save her schoolmate, Tariq Johnson, after heÕs shot in broad daylight. In the wake of TariqÕs death, a full cast alternates between points of view as diverse as that of the shooter, who believed Tariq was armed, and that of the Reverend Alabaster Sloan, who comes to town in the wake of the tragedy to bolster his political career. As TariqÕs family, other teens, and neighborhood stalwarts fail to agree on the facts or on what they mean, the full-cast approach highlights the way peopleÕs expectations and assumptions influence what they see and believe. Timely, but also timeless in its exploration of the mysteries at the core of being human. A.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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