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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Other Harvey, Miles

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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 offi...cer 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 9781549172458
Released AU 17 Apr 2018
Publisher Hachette
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9781549172458
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Book Group
Released 17 Apr 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Other Harvey, Miles
Category Not specified
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 142mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 91g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Death, African Americans, Racism, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile