Ghost Boys (YA)
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
ALIVETwelve-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. DEADAs 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 and racism in today's world.