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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys (Hardback)

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker

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An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick 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 c...an 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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ISBN 9780316262286
Released AU 17 Apr 2018
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316262286
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Released 17 Apr 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 272g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Death, African Americans, Racism, Police shootings, Chicago (Ill.)
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile