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Jay Co PL - Portland JF RHODE (Text) 76383000476702 Young Hoosiers, JF Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316262262
  • ISBN: 0316262269
  • Physical Description: 217 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an updated Afterword, Discussion Guide, and Further Resources.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-217).
Summary, etc.:
"After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"--Provided by publisher.
$a Twelve-year old Jerome is the latest victim, shot by a white police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a 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. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and sociopolitical layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world.
Target Audience Note:
Middle School.
Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.
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: Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 > Juvenile fiction.
Police shootings > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Illinois > Chicago > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Race relations > Juvenile fiction.

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