How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon is one of the most socially valuable books I have read. As a white kid living in a suburban town, the events that have taken place in Ferguson and Baltimore over the past year often seem foreign and unrelatable, but this book has given me a perspective on what these events mean to those who live in communities such as Ferguson and Baltimore. We all have seen the media coverage of the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown and know of the aftermath of these events, but How It Went Down gives the reader an inside look at the life of those directly effected by similar events. This books is definitely for mature audiences, but I I would highly recommend the book, especially for anyone that has not been exposed to what life is like in predominately African-American, impoverished, communities. This is one of the few books I can honestly say has changed my outlook on the world.

Five out of Five stars

(Reviewed by Nicholas Detter)

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