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Ghost boys

By: Rhodes, Jewell Parker

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1510104399 / 9781510104396
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United Kingdom
20 cm 214 pages
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 233707, Points 3.00, Book Level 3.00,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company.

A New York Times BestsellerThis was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed.

A must read." -Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give'tender, timely ... surprising and hopeful' - ObserverA heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. ALIVETwelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble.

He goes to school. He does his homework. He takes care of his little sister. Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. DEADAs a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his death, Jerome begins to notice other ghost boys.

Each boy has a story and they all have something in common... Bit by bit, Jerome begins to understand what really happened - not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys. A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race and racism in today's world.


5AL Interest age: from c 10 years, YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YXN Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)

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