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Serving Children of Colour Around The World


Title: Ghost Boys
Isbn:   978-1510104396
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Publisher: Orion Children's Books (19 April 2018)

Size: 13 x 1.8 x 18.7 cm

Pages;  224

Price: £5.21 

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 world.

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