|By (author):||Coles, Jay|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 0.87in|
|From The Publisher*||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.|
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 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.
|Review Quote*||An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book of the Year|
|Review Quote*||"Exploring the current climate of police brutality and viral culture, this harrowing YA effort is based on its author's own experiences with tragedy and loss, a personal touch felt across every page."-Entertainment Weekly|
|Review Quote*||"An unflinching look at police brutality and systemic racism in America."-Bustle|
|Review Quote*||* "This well-written, fast-paced story eloquently addresses how to grieve, plan, and participate in the burial of a loved one.... [A] standout debut."-School Library Journal, starred review|
|Review Quote*||* "Unforgettable.... Coles' exploration of brotherhood, grief, friendship, and familial ties is as moving and relevant as its exploration of racism."-Booklist, starred review|
|Review Quote*||"Coles...pens an immersive and uncompromising look at systemic police violence in the U.S., effectively dramatizing the human experience and ethical questions underpinning today's Movement for Black Lives."-Kirkus Reviews|
|Review Quote*||"A distressing yet empowering portrait of a black teenager confronting relentless racism, brutality, and tragedy."-Publishers Weekly|
|Review Quote*||"Clear-eyed, authentic, and heartfelt, Tyler Johnson Was Here is a captivating must-read."-Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying|
|Review Quote*||"Jay Coles' powerful, anguished debut novel...garners worthy comparisons to 2017's award-winning The Hate U Give."-BookPage|