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Author Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.

Title Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Publication Info. New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN RHODES, J.    Check Shelf
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN RHODES, J. c.2  Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J FICTION RHODES    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE RHODES    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE RHODES    DUE 12-21-19 Billed
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE RHODES    DUE 09-01-20 Billed
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  MIDDLE GRADE RHODES    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Middle Grade  LJW MIDDLE GRADE RHODES    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J RHODES    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Teen  TEEN FICTION RHODES    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 214 pages ; 20 cm
Summary 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.
Subject Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 -- Fiction.
Police shootings -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Police shootings -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 9780316262286 (hardcover)
0316262285 (hardcover)
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