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Los Chicos Fantasmas (Ghost Boys Spanish Edition)

Jewell Parker Rhodes

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"MOMENTO DE DESPERTAR".

ME VOLTEO. QUIEN DIJO ESO? AL OTRO LADO DE LA CALLE, LO VEO. TENUE COMO LA LLOVIZNA. UN FANTASMA?

COMO YO?

"TIME TO WAKE UP."

I SPIN AROUND. WHO SAID THAT? ACROSS THE STREET, I SEE HIM. WISPY LIKE SOFT RAIN. A GHOST? LIKE ME?

"MOMENTO DE DESPERTAR". ME VOLTEO. QUIEN DIJO ESO? AL OTRO LADO DE LA CALLE, LO VEO. TENUE COMO LA LLOVIZNA. UN FANTASMA?
COMO YO?


Jerome, de doce anos, es la mas reciente victima, asesinada por un policia blanco que confunde su pistola de juguete con una amenaza. Como fantasma, el observa la devastacion que se ha desatado en su familia y comunidad a raiz de lo que ven como un asesinato injusto y brutal.

Una vez mas, Jewell Parker Rhodes entrelaza habilmente capas historicas y sociopoliticas en una historia apasionante y conmovedora sobre como los ninos y las familias enfrentan las complejidades del mundo actual.
"TIME TO WAKE UP."
I SPIN AROUND. WHO SAID THAT? ACROSS THE STREET, I SEE HIM. WISPY LIKE SOFT RAIN. A GHOST? LIKE ME?
Twelve-year-old Jerome is the latest victim, shot by a white police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a 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. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and sociopolitical layers into a gripping and poignant story

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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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