|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2018|
|Availability:||Unavailable 0 of 1 copy|
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.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 thats 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 fathers actions.Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of todays world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955 -- Fiction.
Police shootings -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Juvenile fiction.
Police shootings -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
|Publisher|| Solon, Ohio :2018
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Read by Miles Harvey.
Title from Playaway label.
Originally released by Hachette Audio ℗2018.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
1 audio media player (180 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.