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by Jay Coles


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

SKU: 9780316440776
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  • Jay Coles is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State University. When he’s not writing diverse books, he’s advocating for them, teaching middle school students, and composing for various music publishers. His debut novel Tyler Johnson Was Here is based on true events in his life and inspired by police brutality in America. He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • ISBN: 9780316440776
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pub Date: March 20, 2018

    Target Age Group: 14 to 17

    Pages: 304


    -Brothers    -Death
    -Grief    -Twins
    -Racism    -Police shootings
    -Young adult fiction    -African Americans
    -Single-parent families

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