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Ghost boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes; Miles Harvey
Publisher: Ashland : Hachette Book Group, [New York] : Hachette Book Group, 2018. [2018]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
Ghost boys.
[New York] : Hachette Book Group, [2018]
(OCoLC)1029203981
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jewell Parker Rhodes; Miles Harvey
ISBN: 9781549172434 1549172433
OCLC Number: 1031707159
Performer(s): Read by Miles Harvey.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2 hr., 53 min., 53 sec.))
Responsibility: Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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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 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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