Light It Up

ISBN-10: 1250128897
ISBN-13: 9781250128898
Author: Magoon, Kekla
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: October 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 368

Series: How It Went Down

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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL480L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural *

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon's Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and 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 an unarmed 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.