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Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here
 

The Hate U Give meets All American Boys in this striking and heartbreaking debut novel, commenting on current race relations in America.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 t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781549197246
Barcode 9781549197246
Published 20 March 2018 by Hachette
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Coles, Jay
Other Kelly, Jaqwan J.
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ISBN-13 9781549197246
ISBN-10 154919724X
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Book Group
Publication Date 20 March 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Coles, Jay
Other Kelly, Jaqwan J.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Crime & Mystery
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Death, Single-parent families, African Americans, Brothers, Grief
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Hate U Give meets All American Boys in this striking and heartbreaking debut novel, commenting on current race relations in America.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 has gone 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 and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.Tyler Johnson Was Here is a stunning account of police brutality in modern America.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Coles' powerful, anguished debut novel...garners worthy comparisons to 2017's award-winning The Hate U Give. -- BookPage A powerful story full of heart, packing a deep emotional punch. -- VOYA JaQwan Kelly's narration turns from lighthearted to fearful and he amps up tension when an aggressive white policeman draws a gun on the innocent black teens...He expresses Marvin's many forms of vulnerability, which change as quickly as that first scene...Speedy emotional shifts mirror the story's fast pace as Kelly recounts Marvin's painful journey, marked by grief, outrage, and the realization of his true beliefs and needs. -- AudioFile An unflinching look at police brutality and systemic racism in America. -- Bustle Unforgettable...Coles' exploration of brotherhood, grief, friendship, and familial ties is as moving and relevant as its exploration of racism. -- Booklist (starred review) This well-written, fast-paced story eloquently addresses how to grieve, plan, and participate in the burial of a loved one...[A] standout debut. -- School Library Journal (starred review) Exploring the current climate of police brutality and viral culture, this harrowing YA effort is based on its author's own experiences with tragedy and loss, a personal touch felt across every page. -- Entertainment Weekly

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Author's Bio

Jay Coles is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State University. When he's not writing diverse books, he's advocating for them, teaching middle school students, and composing for various music publishers. JaQwan J. Kelly is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

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