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Ghost

by Reynolds, Jason,

Format: Large Print 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books j FICTION Reynolds CL10780
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Reynolds CL10780
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Large Print LP YA REY
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP YA REY
 
 
Summary
A National Book Award FinalistA Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award Winning Author Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team -- a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.Grades 5-6 | Ages 10 and Up | Lexile 730
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Castle Ghost Cranshaw has been running for three years, ever since the night his father shot a gun at him and his mother. When he gets recruited by a local track coach for a championship team, they strike a deal: if Ghost can stop getting into fights at school, he can run for the Defenders, but one altercation and he's gone. Despite Ghost's best intentions, everyone always has something to say about his raggedy shoes, homemade haircut, ratty clothes, or his neighborhood, and he doesn't last 24 hours without a brawl. Will Coach and his mom give him another chance to be part of something bigger than himself, or is he simply destined to explode? With his second fantastic middle-grade novel of the year (As Brave as You, 2016), the ferociously talented Reynolds perfectly captures both the pain and earnest longing of a young boy. The first in the four-book Track series, this is raw and lyrical, and as funny as it is heartbreaking. It tackles issues such as theft, bullying, and domestic violence with candor and bravery, while opening a door for empathy and discussion. An absolute must-read for anyone who has ever wondered how fast you must be to run away from yourself. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Is anyone else putting out so many stellar books so quickly? The author of The Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (both 2015) keeps dashing along.--Worthington, Becca Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Reynolds (As Brave As You) uses a light hand to delve into topics that include gun violence, class disparity, and bullying in this compelling series opener. Seventh-grader Castle Cranshaw, nicknamed Ghost, knows nothing about track when a former Olympian recruits him as a sprinter for one of the city's youth teams. As far as Ghost is concerned, "whoever invented track got the whole gun means go thing right," something he learned firsthand when his father tried to shoot Ghost and his mother in their apartment three years prior. The trauma has had ripple effects on Ghost, including angry outbursts ("I was the boy.... with all the scream inside"), altercations at school, stealing, and lying. Joining the track team provides new friends, goals, and an opportunity for Ghost to move beyond his past. Ghost is a well-meaning, personable narrator whose intense struggles are balanced by a love of world records, sunflower seeds, and his mother. Coach's relationship with Ghost develops into a surrogate father-son scenario, adding substantial emotional resonance and humor to the mix. Ages 10-up. Agent: Elena Giovinazzo, Pippin Properties. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Reynolds, Jason. Track ; bk. 1.
#1 - Ghost
Subjects Running -- Juvenile fiction.
Track and field -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-realization -- Juvenile fiction.
Coaches (Athletics) -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Running -- Fiction.
Track and field -- Fiction.
Self-realization -- Fiction.
Coaches (Athletics) -- Fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2018
Language English
Description 197 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432860868
1432860860
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