Tyler Johnson Was Here (Compact Disc)

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TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE made me feel as though I was eavesdropping on real life teens. Jay Cole does a wonderful job with the authentic voice of his protagonist, Marvin, as he searches for what happened to his twin, Tyler. Heart-wrenching and timely, this is a book that needs to be in the hands of today's teens.

— Clarissa H., manager


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549197277
ISBN-10: 1549197274
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Language: English