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  • 16 of 21 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake County Main Library - Lakeview.

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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
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview X RHODES (Text) 37620000940983 New Juvenile Book System_Only_3months 04/02/2020 Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Editions may vary.
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) 2020-2021, Grade 6-8.
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: Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 > Juvenile fiction.
Police shootings > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Family life > Illinois > Chicago > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Ghost stories.
Social problem fiction.

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