How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reading this just after the events in Ferguson and St. Louis, with police protests still raging, was challenging. The narrative of who shot Tariq and why (did he have a gun? was he in a gang? or was it all a terrible mistake?) depends on position in the neighborhood more than anything. It's easy to see how the real life events can be equally confused and conflicted.