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The Resource Ghost, Jason Reynolds

Ghost, Jason Reynolds

Label
Ghost
Title
Ghost
Statement of responsibility
Jason Reynolds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons -- it all starting 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 blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life."--Publisher
Member of
Summary
"Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"--
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 6-8, 2017
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 6-8, 2017.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 6-8, 2018.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2018.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Teen category, 2019.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 2019.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • South Carolina Book Award, Junior Books, 2018.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2019.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Sixth-Eighth Grade, 2019.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2017.
Awards note
  • 2017 Lone Star List Book.
  • 2017 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.
  • 2016 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10519719
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, Jason,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PS3618.E9753
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 730
  • 730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Reading level
4.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Track
Series volume
book 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Sprinting
  • Fathers and sons
  • Family violence
  • Attempted murder
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in children
  • Emotional problems of children
  • Middle school students
  • Track and field
  • Self-realization
  • Coaches (Athletics)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Ghost, Jason Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Atheneum Books For Young Readers paperback edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781544400792
Lccn
bl2017035424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ghost, Jason Reynolds
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Atheneum Books For Young Readers paperback edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781544400792
Lccn
bl2017035424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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