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Ghost Boys

Title

Ghost Boys

Publisher

Little Brown and Company

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780316262286

Pages

214 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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 unleashed on his family and community. This gripping story is about how children, families--and one boy--grow to understand American blackness.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

child; cop; murder; ghost; bullying; police brutality; historical racism; civil rights; police shooting; Chicago

Diversity Impact

direct

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