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How It Went Down

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon book cover.
Author: 
Kekla Magoon

Many different voices tell the story of how Tariq Johnson, a black sixteen year old, was shot by Jack Franklin, a white bystander. Tariq had been in a grocery store on an errand and came out holding a Snickers candy bar in the sleeve of his hoodie. Some onlookers say he was holding a gun. The city gang, 8-5 Kings, give their take on what happened.  An important element of the book is how Tariq’s friends, family, and neighbors go on with their shattered lives.

Call Number: 
Y FIC MAGOON
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The Fault in Our Stars

Author: 
John Green
Reviewer Name: 
Megan
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

the fault in our stars is an amazing story told in the point of view of 16 year old Hazel Grace Landcaster. she is a stage 4 cancer patient who has had it since she was 13. for hazel, life was a drag. she never left the house, and had read the same novel, an imperial afilction, dozens of times.

Grade Level: 
10-12
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P.S. Be Eleven (Gaither Sisters #2)

PS Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia Book Cover.
Author: 
Rita Williams-Garcia

Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a new streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.

Call Number: 
J FIC WILL
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