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Ghost boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First 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: Juvenile fiction
Fictional Work
Juvenile works
Social problem fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Ghost stories
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 9780316262286 0316262285 9780780412361 0780412362
OCLC Number: 995846724
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Includes discussion questions.
Awards: Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020.
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2019
Walter Award, Younger Readers Category, 2019
Target Audience: Middle School.; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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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.

"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, his friend Carlos, and his community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey toward 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, social, and political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world - and how one boy, in particular, who never had a chance to grow up, comes to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death"-- Jacket.

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