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Ghost boys
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Ghost boys

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781510104396

Publication Date: 19 Apr 2018

Subject: Younger teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

AR: 3.0 MY

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A 12-year-old boy's ghost watches his family in the aftermath of his death after being shot dead by a policeman.

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Summary

A 12-year-old boy's ghost watches his family in the aftermath of his death after being shot dead by a policeman.

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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.

Dead
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.

NOTE : Includes a description of Emmet Till's murder, and although the more graphic aspects of the crime are not included, this could potentially be upsetting for younger readers.

NOTE: UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2019

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Subject
Younger teen novels
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19 Apr 2018
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9781510104396
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Paperback
Pages
198
Width
128mm
Height
197mm
Weight
190g
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