Light It Up


Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon's Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength―as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.

A girl walks home from school. She's tall for her age. She's wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She's hurrying.

She never makes it home.

In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed an unarmed thirteen-year-old girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators.---from the publisher

368 pages                          978-1250128898                    Ages 13 and up

Keywords:  injustice, police, African American, African American author, diversity, diverse books, social commentary, social injustice, social conditions, social issues, racism, prejudice, violence, law, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old

Read alikes: Ghost Boys; How It Went Down; All American Boys

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