Suburban Mosaic

How It Went Down

By Kekla Magoon

High School Title

Discussion Questions
How-It-Went-Down

  1. Why do you think the author uses multiple narrators to tell this story?
  2. After claiming self-defense, the police release Jack Franklin and do not charge him with manslaughter. Do you agree with this decision? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think Tariq was armed? Why or why not?
  4. What impact does Tariq’s death have on the people around him?
  5. What role does the media play in the aftermath of Tariq’s death?