Light It Up

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250128898

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About the Author

Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including 37 Things I Love, the Coretta Scott King Honor/John Steptoe Award-winning The Rock and the River, and the Coretta Scott King Honor book How It Went Down. She has also contributed to the anthology Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love. She lives in Vermont.

Reviews

"A clarion call for action." --Booklist, starred review

"A stellar and important read." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This gritty, emotional tale will leave readers gutted and compelled to stand against flawed systems." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Nuanced . . . . Thought-provoking." --School Library Journal, starred review

How It Went Down

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

"The layered voices tell a story both simple and complicated, heartbreaking and maddening." --The Chicago Tribune

"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

"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

"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