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Middle Grade Book Club
Friday, October 30, 2020, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Upcoming book clubs will be held in our entire event area, which has recently been expanded significantly, and we will arrange tables for appropriate social distancing.

If you plan on attending one of our book clubs, we ask that you RSVP as 'Going' on the event on our Facebook page, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling the store at 717-732-7288 so we can manage attendance.

 

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

Description from the back of the book:

"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.

Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
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