Light It Up

Light It Up

by Kekla Magoon

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Overview

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon's Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength—as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.

A girl walks home from school. She's tall for her age. She's wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She's hurrying.

She never makes it home.

In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed a thirteen-year-old girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of Black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators.

This title has Common Core connections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250128898
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 160,762
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: HL480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including 37 Things I Love, the Coretta Scott King Honor/John Steptoe Award-winning The Rock and the River, and the Coretta Scott King Honor book How It Went Down. She has also contributed to the anthology Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love. She lives in Vermont.

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