- Publisher: Orion
- Author: Jewell Parker Rohodes
- ISBN: 9781510104396
- Laburnum Code: 10536
- Book Type: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 214
- Accelerated Reader Level: 3.0
- Points Value: 3.0
This title is not suitable for primary age children due to inappropriate content.
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
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.
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