Ghost boys

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Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 3 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 360L
Description
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. 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 and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards 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 and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
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9780316262286
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9780316262248
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MG
Level 3, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 360L
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subject_facet20th Century -- United States
African American -- United States
African Americans -- Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Death -- Fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
Police shootings -- Fiction
Prejudice & Racism -- Social Themes
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Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955 -- Fiction
Violence -- Social Themes
title_displayGhost boys
title_fullGhost Boys
Ghost Boys [electronic resource] Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes
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title_shortGhost boys
topic_facet20th Century
African American
African Americans
Death
Families
Family life
Historical Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Police shootings
Prejudice & Racism
Racism
Till, Emmett
Violence