Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles audiobook

Tyler Johnson Was Here

By Jay Coles
Read by Jaquan J. Kelly

Little, Brown Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780316440776
6.75 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks Selection for Young Adults

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“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)
“Unforgettable…Coles’ exploration of brotherhood, grief, friendship, and familial ties is as moving and relevant as its exploration of racism.” Booklist (starred review)
“An unflinching look at police brutality and systemic racism in America.” Bustle
“JaQwan Kelly’s narration turns from lighthearted to fearful and he amps up tension when an aggressive white policeman draws a gun on the innocent black teens…He expresses Marvin’s many forms of vulnerability, which change as quickly as that first scene…Speedy emotional shifts mirror the story’s fast pace as Kelly recounts Marvin’s painful journey, marked by grief, outrage, and the realization of his true beliefs and needs.” AudioFile
“A powerful story full of heart, packing a deep emotional punch.” VOYA
“Coles’ powerful, anguished debut novel…garners worthy comparisons to 2017’s award-winning The Hate U Give." BookPage

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Author Bio: Jay Coles

Author Bio: Jay Coles

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.75
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English