I received How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon book in Book Riot‘s BYA01, their first young adult quarterly box, along with some other neat stuff. I was putzing about the internet, trying to find books that might mirror some of the challenges that Black people have been having with law enforcement, when I found a synopsis of this book. Something about seeing it when I saw it motivated me to pick it up. Some of the details are reminiscent of information I saw in the media about the Trayvon Martin case.
Have you read How It Went Down? Or do you want to? What are your thoughts?
Here are mine.
#bookaday How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. Because #weneeddiversebooks. Thanks to @bookriot for this one. How It Went Down is one of those novels that teens (and other people) can use to help process the issues in American Society between Black Americans and law enforcement. Told from multiple perspectives, readers are afforded the opportunity to see how complex truth can be. I did find the choice to absent one voice from the narrative interesting; I would have been intrigued (and probably irritated) to hear it. How did it go down? Read and decide for yourself. #stickynotereviews #bookstagram. BTW, the Skittles are a clue to a connection I made with this book.