Author – Jason Reynolds
Illustrator – Chris Priestley
Age – 13+
When Will’s big brother Shawn is gunned down in front of him, Will remembers what Shawn has taught him.
No crying. No Snitching. Get Revenge.
Will knows he has to follow through with these rules – no matter what. But on the elevator ride down his building, people from his past step inside from each floor. They all have something to say, something to share, something to tell him about the past.
Will he go through with it?
Shocking. Heartbreaking. Stunning.
Told in verse format, Will’s story is about the terrible waste and toll on lives and families through gang warfare. Winner of the US National Book Award 2017. Just read it.
(Honor, Family, Guns, Gang, Grief, Ghost, Crime, Murder, Shooting)