Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles probably should be a cover crush, because holy gorgeous, but alas I am here to make sure this book is on your radar! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves. I have a feeling it will break my heart and cause all the tears, but we need this book. We all need these books. Don’t think that you read one BLM inspired book, that you don’t need to read another. You need to read them all! There is always work to do and I am really excited for the huge list of diverse YA releasing in 2018. I almost want to read nothing but diverse books! I still need to catch up on a quite a few 2017 releases. Anyway, back to Tyler Johnson Was Here is releasing on March 20th and you should add this one to your TBR!
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: March 20th, 2018; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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.