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Tyler Johnson was here /

by Coles, Jay [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 299 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316440776 (hardcover).Subject(s): Police shootings -- Fiction | Racism -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Grief -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Single-parent families -- FictionSummary: "When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give . <br> <br> 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. <br> 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. <br> Tyler Johnson Was Here is a powerful and moving portrait of youth and family that speaks to the serious issues of today--from gun control to the Black Lives Matter movement.

"When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

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Living amid violence is an unfortunate reality for African American twins Marvin and Tyler. After a shootout at a party, Marvin is left to deal with the heartbreaking aftermath of Tyler's disappearance and subsequent death at the hands of police. Poverty, police brutality, and gang violence are held in equal tension and intensity in this poignant story about brotherhood, friendship, death, and resilience. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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