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Ghost boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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."--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: ghost stories
Fiction
Ghost stories
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
Social problem fiction
Histoires de fantômes
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 9780316262262 0316262269 9781646971930 1646971930 9781536454369 1536454362
OCLC Number: 1117715091
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Includes an excerpt from Towers Falling.
Includes an updated Afterword, Discussion Guide, and Further Resources.
"Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Little, Brown and Company in April 2018"--Title page verso
Awards: Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020.
Walter Award for Younger Readers, 2019
Target Audience: Middle School.; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Description: 217 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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."--Provided by publisher

"Twelve-year old Jerome is the latest victim, shot by a white police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a 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. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and sociopolitical layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world."--Back cover

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