A New York Times Bestseller
This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read.” -Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
‘tender, timely … surprising and hopeful’ – Observer
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Twelve-year-old Jerome doesn’t get into trouble. He goes to school. He does his homework. He takes care of his little sister.
Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.
As a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his death, Jerome begins to notice other ghost boys.
Each boy has a story and they all have something in common…
Bit by bit, Jerome begins to understand what really happened – not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys.
A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race and racism in today’s world.