Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Year Published: 2018

This story goes back and forth between Jerome while he is alive and after he is dead.

It doesn’t spoil anything to say that Jerome dies in this book by police bias and violence; it happens on the first page. What would spoil is if I told you what happens to him as he wanders the Earth afterward.

Some can hear and see him. But why? Why these people? And who are the other ghost boys? Why can they not rest?

There is historic accuracy in the stories that are told by one of the ghost boys.

I believe that this is an important book that would bring good conversation to a classroom.

It will make you think about the state of the world we're living in today.