Paperback Ghost boys / Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Orion Children's Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781510104396 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company.
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. 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.
214 pages ; 20 cm