Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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A New York Times BestsellerThis 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' - ObserverA 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.

ALIVETwelve-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. DEADAs 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.