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Ghost boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: London : Orion Children's Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alive. Twelve-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. Dead. As 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Ghost stories
Young adult works
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 9781510104396 1510104399
OCLC Number: 1033621657
Notes: "No one should have to tell this tale again"--Cover.
Includes discussion questions.
Includes further resources for parents and educators.
Target Audience: Contains content that may be upsetting to young readers.
Description: 214 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.  Read more...

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