Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

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.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother
  • Gun violence
  • Police brutality & violence
  • Incarceration of a parent
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