Ghost

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Ghost
Author(s):
Jason Reynolds
Age Group:
10 and up
Publisher:
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
ISBN:
978-1481450164
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Running is all Ghost has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

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