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....
|Title||:||Tyler Johnson Was Here|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
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Tyler Johnson Was Here Reviews
This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that shouldn't be said!! We need to be told these types of stories again and again until the world changes.
But seriously I am just 😭😭
I also want to whisper that I I loooove the cover so much. It is so soft™ and I feel like it ...more
Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form.
Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It wasn't very verbose--or even eloquent for that matter. But, it was well-written and specific in it's story telling.
Tyler Johnson was here is about a set of twins, Tyler and Marvin. Marvin and Tyler go to a party--a sho ...more
I’m going to have to sit on this one for a little bit before I decide on a rating.
"I fucking hate white people. Man, fuck the police!"...
"Nigga, that's racist!"
"You can't be racist if you're a minority. Prejudiced, yes, but not racist. We ain't got the power in the society to be racist."
so fucking racist right now
*****(Quick disclaimer before we go on, I am in no way trying to dissuade anyone from reading this. If you want to, go ahead, in fact I encourage you to read this and form your own opinion. However it is absolutely hilarious and so ...more
This book was very inspiring, it's described as Like-The-Hate-U-Give so I knew I needed to read it and it was sooo good.
The diversity in this is so well represented and the cast of characters are so soft and very enjoyable to read about.
“People don’t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It’s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I’m pissed that they’re trying to mask their hatred with these tags.”
For once, a book is just as amazing as the cover. A story about police brutality, focused around a boy whose brother is shot by a police officer. And, as I think most of you may have guessed, the shoo ...more
Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so.
I need this immediately