Kekla Magoon is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Welcome to her online home.

How It Went Down

★ “A particularly timely title that can create dialogue and provide understanding…” —VOYA

★ “[A] resonant chorus of voices…” —Publishers Weekly

★ “…sobering yet satisfying…” —Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and unputdownable…” —School Library Journal

“…a stark yet captivating read that is both relevant and necessary.” —L.A. Times

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★ “Riveting…”  —Shelf Awareness

★ “…completely absorbing…richly gritty.” —Kirkus Reviews

★ “a powerful, fully credible reimagining” —BCCB

★ “a satisfyingly complete, never simplistic story” —Booklist

★ “…maintains a suspenseful, poetic grip…” —Publishers’ Weekly

★ “…an eye-opening look at an important historical figure.” —SLJ

“[A] powerful, page-turning story.” —Muhammad Ali

“One of the best books I have read in quite a while.”  Chris Rock

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