Ghost Boys

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Publisher 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.

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2018
April 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
7.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-17

Customer Reviews

Everett Peters ,

Amazing and Empowering Book!!!

This book is a beautiful mix of sadness, information and throws a spotlight on racial bias that is hard to find in a book. A must read!

WeisseWolf45 ,

Also black live don’t matter all lives do 🤦

I don’t get how they say he is racist when he thought it was a gun that’s not his fault the cop thought it was a gun it happens to a lot of cops when a person tries to shoot them

😍love🤩is😝all🥳you😇need ,

Amazing

This book is amazing! It is so meaningful and it really helps people learn that what was happening way back when Emmet Till was a boy is still happening now!

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