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Ghost Boys

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Bestseller

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.

ALIVE
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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 1-4328-7372-5 / 978-1-4328-7372-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 0-316-26228-5 / 978-0-316-26228-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 1-4328-7373-3 / 978-1-4328-7373-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 0-316-26226-9 / 978-0-316-26226-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 1-5101-0439-9 / 978-1-5101-0439-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 1-5491-7245-X / 978-1-5491-7245-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ghost Boys Lib/E
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN: 1-5491-7242-5 / 978-1-5491-7242-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Boys
Author(s): Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA