Ghost Boys is another book I read a while back and am just getting around to reviewing.
Jerome is 12, Jerome is black, Jerome is shot dead by police whilst playing with a toy gun.
The story then continues of what happened up to and including where Jerome is murdered, but it also goes past as Jerome is now a ghost and the only person alive who can see him is the daughter of the police officer who shot him.
Themes of race, friendship, love, loss and more thread their way through this book and make it a great class read, each section is short and easy to pick apart for discussion.
This doesn’t in any way detract from the fact that this book is a really strong indictment of the problems in the USA at the moment and historically.