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Jewell Parker Rhodes (children’s author) book event: GHOST BOYS
May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join us Friday, May 4 at 6PM at King’s Books as we welcome award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes to talk about her latest middle reader GHOST BOYS, a devastating and crucial novel about a police killing of a black boy, written for younger readers.
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.
“Rhodes beautifully weaves together the fictional and the historical… in this gripping and all-too-necessary novel about police brutality, injustice, and the power of bearing witness to the stories of those who are gone.”—Booklist, starred review