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Ghost boys /
Jewell Parker Rhodes.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
description
214 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
0316262285, 0780412362, 9780316262248, 9780316262255, 9780316262286, 9780780412361
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
isbn
0316262285
0780412362
9780316262248
9780316262255
9780316262286
9780780412361
standard identifier
99979107761
general note
Includes discussion questions.
abstract
"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"--
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, his friend Carlos, and his community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey toward 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, social, and political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world - and how one boy, in particular, who never had a chance to grow up, comes to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death. -- From dust jacket.
catalogue key
12360916
target audience
Middle School.
reading program
Accelerated Reader AR 3.0 3.0 194391.
Accelerated Reader MG 3.0 3.0 194391.
Lexile 360L.
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214).

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