Ghost Boys

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

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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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005 LastTransaction     20190321084620.0
020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-0-316-48517-3
100 ME:PersonalName   $a Personal name  Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
245 Title $a Title  Ghost Boys.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  214.
520 Summary   $a Summary, etc. note  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.
541 Acq Source Note   $h Purchase price  16.99.
650 Subj:Topic   $a Topical term  police brutality, injustice, power of bearing witness
    $x General subdivision  racism.
852 Holdings   $a Location  MMCPS
    $p Barcode  30001000250243
    $9 Cost  $0.00
    $h Classification part  F Rho

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