Ghost Boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
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General Fields

  • : $10.00(NZD)
  • : 9781510104396
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
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  • : May 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : books

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  • : Jewell Parker Rhodes
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  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
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  • : English
  • : near fine
  • : 224
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Barcode 9781510104396
9781510104396

Description

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, 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 in today's world.

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An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Publisher's Weekly Best Seller