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Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here

When Marvin's brother, Tyler, is found dead, an online video shows he was killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

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ISBN 9781549197277
Barcode 9781549197277
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 9781549197277
ISBN-10 1549197274
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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 Width: 147mm
Height: 145mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 318g
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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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. His debut novel Tyler Johnson Was Here is based on true events in his life and inspired by police brutality in America. He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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