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Light It up

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Told from multiple viewpoints, Shae Tatum, an unarmed, thirteen-year-old black girl, is shot by a white police officer, throwing their community into upheaval and making it a target of demonstrators.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250128898
1250128897
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm

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Welcome back to Underhill, the same neighborhood featured in Magoon’s 2014 novel How It Went Down, where once again an innocent black teen has been killed by a police officer. Told in multiple voices of the people who knew the victim and are seeking justice, this book is even more heartbreaking a... Read More »


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 20, 2019

An insightful look at a police shooting in an urban neighborhood from many diverse points of view. It is a companion to "How It Went Down," which is also excellent, but you don't have to read the earlier book to understand this one. The many POV characters do have backstories, and they are fleshed out in the earlier book.

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