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Ghost boys

Author
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
Title
Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Description
214 pages ; 21 cm
URL
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Notes
Includes discussion questions. Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214). Text in English.
Summary
"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. -- From dust jacket.
Target audience
Middle School. Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.
Awards
Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020.
Subject headings
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955--Juvenile fiction. Police shootings--Juvenile fiction. Racism--Juvenile fiction. Death--Juvenile fiction. African Americans--Juvenile fiction. Families--Illinois--Chicago--Juvenile fiction. Chicago (Ill.)--Juvenile fiction. Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--Juvenile fiction.
Genre heading
Historical fiction. Ghost stories. Fiction. Fiction. Juvenile works.
ISBN
9780316262286 (hardcover) 0316262285 (hardcover) 9780316262255 (electronic book) 9780316262248 (library edition electronic book) 9780780412361 0780412362
Standard Identifier
99979107761

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Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
FIC RHO
Location
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
PZ7.R3476235 Gho 2018
Location
Juvenile
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Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
PZ7.R3476235 Gho 2018
Location
Juvenile
Floor
2nd Floor
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Kokomo Library
Call Number
PZ7.R3476235 Gho 2018
Location
Children's Collection
Floor
2nd Floor
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
PZ7.R3476235 G4 2018
Location
IU Southeast Lib. - Social Justice and Diversity Collection
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