Ghost boys / by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780316262286
      0316262285
    • Accession Number:
      2017019240
    • Accession Number:
      ocn995846724
      995846724
    • Accession Number:
      fay.564602
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RHODES, J. P. Ghost boys. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ISBN 9780316262286. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rhodes JP. Ghost Boys. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602. Accessed July 8, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Rhodes JP. Ghost Boys. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018. Accessed July 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602
    • APA:
      Rhodes, J. P. (2018). Ghost boys (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker. 2018. Ghost Boys. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602.
    • Harvard:
      Rhodes, J. P. (2018) Ghost boys. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602 (Accessed: 8 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rhodes, JP 2018, Ghost boys, First edition., Little, Brown and Company, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Ghost Boys. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Ghost Boys. First edition. Little, Brown and Company, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rhodes JP. Ghost boys [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.564602

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1

*Starred Review* Jerome, a young black boy gunned down while playing in a park with a toy gun, invites readers to bear witness to his story, to the tragedy of being dispatched simply because of a policeman's internalized prejudice masquerading as fear. One day at school, while he and his new friend Carlos are being bullied, Carlos pulls out a toy gun to scare their attackers. Afterward, he gives it to Jerome so he can have a chance to play with it, to pretend that he is in charge. But when he is shot in the back while running from the police, his soul leaves his body and he becomes one of the army of ghost boys hoping to communicate with those still consumed with racial bias. While looking in on the preliminary court hearing, Jerome realizes that the police officer's daughter can see and talk to him, and together they try to understand how the world around them could be so cruel. Rhodes (Sugar, 2013; Towers Falling, 2016) beautifully weaves together the fictional and the historical—Jerome comes across the ghosts of real-life individuals like Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin—in this gripping and all-too-necessary novel about police brutality, injustice, and the power of bearing witness to the stories of those who are gone. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Like the real-life Tamir Rice, twelve-year-old African American boy Jerome is killed by a white policeman while playing with a toy gun on a playground. Jerome's ghost is joined by that of Emmett Till, who helps him process what happened; Jerome also befriends Sarah, daughter of the policeman, who can see him. Although the book is timely and quite powerful, the upbeat, forgiveness-filled ending is facile. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 February #3

Set in an impoverished Chicago neighborhood, this somber story blends history with current events. Jerome Rogers, a black 12-year-old, is playing outside with a toy gun when he is shot and killed by a white policeman who views him as a threat. Now Jerome wanders the earth with other "ghost boys" whose deaths are all connected to bigotry. Ironically, the only human who can see Jerome is Sarah, the young daughter of the officer who took his life. Jerome meets the ghost of Emmett Till and learns the horrific details of his murder. Emmett, like the other ghost boys, cannot rest until the world is swept clean of discriminatory violence; maybe Jerome can help if he can make Sarah understand that her father's act was a result of deeply ingrained racism. Rhodes writes in short, poetic chapters that offer graphic depictions of avoidable tragedies; her hope for a better world packs a powerful punch, delivering a call to action to speak out against prejudice and erase harmful misconceptions. Ages 10–up. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Apr.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.