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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
  

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 unleashed on his family and community. This gripping story is about how children, families--and one boy--grow to understand American blackness.

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ISBN 9781549172458
Barcode 9781549172458
Published 17 April 2018 by Hachette
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Other Harvey, Miles
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ISBN-13 9781549172458
ISBN-10 154917245X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Book Group
Publication Date 17 April 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Other Harvey, Miles
Category Not specified
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 142mm
Spine: 15mm
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
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 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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