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Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 12 years, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalis

A New York Times Bestseller

This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read." -Angie Thomas, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

'tender, timely ... surprising and hopeful' - Observer


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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Praise for Ghost Boys

  • This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read. - Angie Thomas, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

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Jewell Parker Rhodes

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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