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ECB Middle Readers reads GHOST

Event date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
#100
Washington, DC 20003

 

Join us from 3 to 4 for our November meeting! We will be reading and discussing Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

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Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team--a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Running. That's all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) 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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Ghost Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - August 29th, 2017