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Author Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
Title Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Tighe School-Fiction  F RHO    DUE 11-14-22
Description 214 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Educational level group: edu Middle school students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Sixth grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Seventh grade students lcdgt
Educational level group: edu Eighth grade students lcdgt
Age group: age Preteens lcdgt
Ethnic/cultural group: eth African Americans lcdgt
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Note Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214).
Audience Middle School.
Summary "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"-- Provided by publisher.
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, his friend Carlos, and his community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey toward 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, social, and political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world - and how one boy, in particular, who never had a chance to grow up, comes to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death. -- From dust jacket.
Audience Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.
Language Text in English.
Awards Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 3.0 3.0 194391.
Accelerated Reader AR 3.0 3.0 194391.
Lexile 360L.
Subject Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 -- Juvenile fiction.
Police shootings -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 9780316262286 (hardcover)
0316262285 (hardcover)
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