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Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Title Ghost Boys. Format Paperback. Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
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.An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner 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.
|Categories||African-American , Prejudice & Racism , Violence , 1900s , Spine-Chilling Horror|
|Sales rank (amazon)||#2410|
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0.05'' x 0.01'' x 0.08''
0.1 cm x 0 cm x 0.2 cm
|Weight||0.004 lb (0.002 kg)|
|Package size (LxWxH)||
7.64'' x 5.2'' x 0.67''
19.4 cm x 13.2 cm x 1.7 cm
0.41 lb (0.186 kg)
|Manufacturer||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|AttributeStudio||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Label||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Studio||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Brand||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|