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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys (Paperback)

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker

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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.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. In the ...wake of his death, Jerome, as a ghost, observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community.Soon Jerome meets other ghosts, from different time periods but similar circumstances. He also meets Sarah, the white daughter of the police officer who killed him. Sarah too is struggling to grapple with the aftermath of the shooting. A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race in today's world.
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ISBN 9781510104396
Released NZ 24 Apr 2018
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (4 other possible title(s) available)
Series Black Stories Matter
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ISBN-13 9781510104396
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Released 24 Apr 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 4 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Series Black Stories Matter
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Fiction Dealing With Multiculturalism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 193g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile