How It Went Down (Bound for Schools & Libraries)

Kekla Magoon (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$21.80
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
December 15, 2015
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.2 X 8.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780606375931

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About the Author

Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including "37 Things I Love "and "The Rock and the River," winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award. She is a New York City-based writer, editor, speaker, and educator.

Reviews

Praise for "37 Things I Love" "Bittersweet and hopeful. . . . Chock-full of teen appeal, and fans of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay" will enjoy this equally quick yet emotionally charged story." --"Book Page

""Another powerful outing from a rising star." --"Kirkus Reviews
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"Emotionally sensitive." --"BCCB
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"[An] intelligent, affecting novel." --"Publishers Weekly
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"There is much to this slim book--coming of age, death, hope, love--and Ellis is a character to care about and cheer on for a long, long time." --"The Horn Book"
Praise for "How It Went Down" "With a great hook and relatable characters, this will be popular for fans of realistic fiction. The unique storytelling style and thematic relevance will make it a potentially intriguing pick for classroom discussion." - "School Library Journal"Praise for "37 Things I Love" "Bittersweet and hopeful. . . . Chock-full of teen appeal, and fans of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay" will enjoy this equally quick yet emotionally charged story." --"Book Page

""Another powerful outing from a rising star." --"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Emotionally sensitive." --"BCCB
"
"[An] intelligent, affecting novel." --"Publishers Weekly
"
"There is much to this slim book--coming of age, death, hope, love--and Ellis is a character to care about and cheer on for a long, long time." --"The Horn Book"
Praise for "How It Went Down" *"A racially charged shooting reveals the complicated relationships that surround a popular teen and the neighborhood that nurtured and challenged him . . . This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises." - "Kirkus Reviews", STARRED REVIEW"With a great hook and relatable characters, this will be popular for fans of realistic fiction. The unique storytelling style and thematic relevance will make it a potentially intriguing pick for classroom discussion." - "School Library Journal"

"Through this resonant chorus of voices, Magoon masterfully captures the cycle of urban violence and the raw emotions of the young people who can't escape its impact." - "Publishers Weekly" STARRED REVIEW

Praise for "37 Things I Love" "Bittersweet and hopeful. . . . Chock-full of teen appeal, and fans of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay" will enjoy this equally quick yet emotionally charged story." --"Book Page

""Another powerful outing from a rising star." --"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Emotionally sensitive." --"BCCB
"
"[An] intelligent, affecting novel." --"Publishers Weekly
"
"There is much to this slim book--coming of age, death, hope, love--and Ellis is a character to care about and cheer on for a long, long time." --"The Horn Book"
Praise for "How It Went Down" "In "How It Went Down," Kekla Magoon deftly renders us witnesses to an all-too-common news flash in uncommon, unflinching prose. Gripping to the end."
--Rita Williams-Garcia
Newbery Honor winner, National Book Award finalist, and Coretta Scott King Award winner"A hard-hitting look at the ripple effects of one act of violence on an entire community. "How It Went Down" is engrossing and real--it's the right book at the right time."
--Coe Booth
"LA Times" Book Prize winner"Thoughtful and compassionate, beautifully composed, this book takes us inside what we think we know and shows us more."
--Helen Frost
Printz Honor winner"Kekla Magoon's "How It Went Down" (Holt, 2014), about a black teen who is shot by a white man, is . . . just the right title for young adults grappling with the headlines streaming in every day." --"School Library Journal""This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review"Magoon masterfully captures the cycle of urban violence and the raw emotions of the young people who can't escape its impact." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review"Heartbreaking and unputdownable." --"School Library Journal"
Praise for "How It Went Down" *""How It Went Down" is a snapshot in time, a fascinating study of people caught in the crosshairs of an "Event." . . . A particularly timely tale that can create dialogue and provide understanding about the decisions other people make, and the actions they take." - "VOYA," starred review"In "How It Went Down," Kekla Magoon deftly renders us witnesses to an all-too-common news flash in uncommon, unflinching prose. Gripping to the end."
--Rita Williams-Garcia
Newbery Honor winner, National Book Award finalist, and Coretta Scott King Award winner"A hard-hitting look at the ripple effects of one act of violence on an entire community. "How It Went Down" is engrossing and real--it's the right book at the right time."
--Coe Booth
"LA Times" Book Prize winner"Thoughtful and compassionate, beautifully composed, this book takes us inside what we think we know and shows us more."
--Helen Frost
Printz Honor winner"Kekla Magoon's "How It Went Down" (Holt, 2014), about a black teen who is shot by a white man, is . . . just the right title for young adults grappling with the headlines streaming in every day." --"School Library Journal"*"This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review*"Magoon masterfully captures the cycle of urban violence and the raw emotions of the young people who can't escape its impact." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review"Heartbreaking and unputdownable." --"School Library Journal"