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How It Went Down
Kekla Magoon

A literary respone to the shootings of black teenagers Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in the USA. In this fictional account, Tariq is 16 years old when he is shot by a white policeman, creating an uproar in his community. No two stories of the event match and so finding out what really happened that day will be the challenge of the people Tariq leaves behind.

· · 2014

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Magoon, Kekla. How It Went Down. Square Fish, 2015. 352 pp., ISBN 9781250068231

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text