Use young adult literature to initiate thoughtful classroom discussion about death, loss, friendship, gangs, and racially motivated shootings. An important book about perception and race, How It Went Down is a compelling story about a black teen shot by a white man and the aftermath of this tragedy. This printable teacher's guide to How It Went Down includes discussion questions and writing activities aligned with Common Core State Standards.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is home to many of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children's imprints in publishing: Farrar Straus Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. MCPG authors and illustrators include Eric Carle, Jack Gantos, Kimberly Willis Holt, Lloyd Alexander, and Peter Sis; memorable characters include Bad Kitty and Carl the Rottweiler.