Black Stories Matter

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

Ghost Boys Summary

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.

©2021 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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