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.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 sociopolitical 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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Grouped Work ID bf4ae3b9-aab5-4a63-5fff-8816c8bb4b17
Grouping Title ghost boys
Grouping Author rhodes jewell parker
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-16 23:16:10PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-17 03:41:52AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 3
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auth_author2 Harvey, Miles, 1960-
author Jewell Parker Rhodes
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display_description "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"--
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Audiobooks, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Death -- Fiction, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction, Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Juvenile fiction, Ghosts -- Fiction, Police shootings -- Fiction, Police shootings -- Juvenile fiction, Racism -- Fiction, Racism -- Juvenile fiction, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955 -- Fiction, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Ghost boys
title_full Ghost Boys, Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ghost boys / by Jewell Parker Rhodes
title_short Ghost boys
topic_facet African Americans, Death, Families, Family life, Ghosts, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Police shootings, Racism, Till, Emmett