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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys

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.

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ISBN 9781510104396
Barcode 9781510104396
Published 24 April 2018 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781510104396
ISBN-10 1510104399
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Publication Date 24 April 2018
International Publication Date 19 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Fiction Dealing With Multiculturalism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 187mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 194g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 899571

Description of this Book

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.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. In the wake of his death, Jerome, as a ghost, observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community.Soon Jerome meets other ghosts, from different time periods but similar circumstances. He also meets Sarah, the white daughter of the police officer who killed him. Sarah too is struggling to grapple with the aftermath of the shooting. A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race in today's world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A powerful story about police violence in the United States, invoking the real life killings of Tamir Rice and Emmett Till. Danny's story is a call to action, told unflinchingly but with great humanity. -- Jill Murphy * Ghost Boys *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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