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Tyler Johnson Was Here

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.

Audiobook available, read by JaQwan J. Kelly

Tyler Johnson Was Here
by Jay Coles

  • Publication Date: March 19, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0316472182
  • ISBN-13: 9780316472180