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Description - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781510104396
ISBN-10: 1510104399
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 126mm x 26mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes grew up in Pennsylvania. She is an author of adult and children's books, a Coretta Scott King Honour award-winner, and a professor of creative writing at Arizona State University. She currently lives in San Jose.

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