Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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A New York Times Bestseller

This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read.” -Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

‘tender, timely … surprising and hopeful’ – Observer

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

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 understand what really happened – not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys.

A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race and racism in today’s world.

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