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Ghost Boys

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.


An instant New York Times bestseller

An instant IndieBound bestseller

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick

A Walter Award winner


Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.


Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions.


Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.




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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316262248
  • Release date: April 17, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316262248
  • File size: 3647 KB
  • Release date: April 17, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780316262248
  • File size: 3671 KB
  • Release date: April 17, 2018

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EPUB ebook

Languages

English

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.


An instant New York Times bestseller

An instant IndieBound bestseller

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick

A Walter Award winner


Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.


Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions.


Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.




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