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  • 22 of 24 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library X RHODE (Text) 37801000603694 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/21/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316262269
  • ISBN: 9780316262262
  • ISBN: 0316262285
  • ISBN: 9780316262286
  • Physical Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020
Lexile 360L.
Accelerated Reader AR 3.0 3.0 194391.
Accelerated Reader MG 3.0 3.0 194391.
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) 2020-2021, Grade 6-8.
Editions may vary.
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214).
Summary, etc.: Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. -- Provided by publisher.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 3.0 3.0 194391.
Accelerated Reader AR 3.0 3.0 194391.
Lexile 360L.
Awards Note:
Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee​, 2019-2020
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) Juvenile fiction
Family life Illinois Chicago Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Death Juvenile fiction
Racism Juvenile fiction
Police shootings Juvenile fiction
Till, Emmett 1941-1955 Juvenile fiction
Genre: Social problem fiction.
Ghost stories.
Historical fiction.
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