Ghost Boys

Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes

Middle School (Ages 11-14)

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.


ALIVE


Twelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble. He goes to school. He does his homework. He takes care of his little sister. Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.


DEAD


As a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his death, Jerome begins to notice other ghost boys. Each boy has a story and they all have something in common... Bit by bit, Jerome begins to understand what really happened - not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys.


A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race in today's world.

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A New York Times Bestseller

This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read." - Angie Thomas, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

'tender, timely ... surprising and hopeful' - Observer

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781510104396
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : 813.6
  • : 224