Ghost boys [electronic resource]
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Ghost boys [electronic resource]

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
Harvey, Miles.
OverDrive, Inc.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

Published 2018. by Hachette Book Group, Ashland

ISBN 9781549172434

Bib Id 2358764

Edition Unabridged.

Description 1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital

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9781549172434 (sound recording)
Title
Ghost boys [electronic resource]
Edition
Unabridged.
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by Hachette Book Group, Ashland :
Description
1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
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Unabridged.
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Narrator: Miles Harvey.
Summary
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. 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 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.
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