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A New York Times best seller
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.
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 and racism in today's world.
"This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books, and I was not disappointed. A must-read." (Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give)
"Tender, timely...surprising and hopeful." (Observer)
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- victoria duerlund
Encredible and moving
I think everyone should read this book. It's message is so moving, i was 15 min into it when i started crying and mostly kept crying till i finished it. I'm honestly a little speechless but all in all such a good and important book, thay everyone would benefit from reading
- Kindle Customer
A great novel and an important novel for our time. Thank you, Jewell Parker Rhodes.