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Ghost Boys
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2018
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Description

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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Street Date:
04/17/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316262248
ASIN:
B074M6GB8Y
Reading Level:
MG
Level 3, 3 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
360
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jewell Parker Rhodes. (2018). Ghost Boys. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2018. Ghost Boys. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ghost Boys. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jewell Parker Rhodes. Ghost Boys. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018. Web.

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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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An instant New York Times bestseller

An instant IndieBoud bestseller

The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick


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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...

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