Cover Crush: Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

Crushed on by kelly, on May 20, 2019, in Cover Crush, Future releases / 2 Comments

Cover Crush: Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

The cover for Light It Up by Kekla Magoon will definitely tell you a story. I love the raw and powerful image this cover is conveying. Fierce and lit. It is hard to say much except LOOK AT THIS COVER! Told from many POVs this is a story about the aftermath of a police shooting an unarmed teenage girl. A story weaved with the brutal truth about injustice and how we respond.

Light It Up is releasing this October 22nd, and I highly recommend adding it to your TBR, in the meantime you can read, How It Went Down, Kekla’s first novel about murdering young black teens.

Cover Crush: Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

Light It Up

by Kekla Magoon
Published by: Henry Holt & Company
on October 22, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 368

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 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.

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