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Ghost (RUN SERIES): 1

Ghost (RUN SERIES): 1

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But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race—and wins—the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. It follows an impoverished kid name Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw who accidentally joins a recreational track team after beating the team's fastest sprinter in an impromptu race. Ghost touches on thievery, drug abuse, gun violence, bullying, honesty, family dynamics, friendship, and finding healthy ways to channel anger and hurt into positive action. This middle grade book, on the long list for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, is a must read for kids ages ten and beyond.

Now I take my time, moving them around, positioning them for the perfect bite to pop open the shell, then carefully separating the seed from it with my tongue, then—and this is the hard part—keeping the little seed safe in the space between my teeth and tongue, I spit the shells out. S was furious that he didn’t get to find out the result, but again, we talked about why this was and what the focus of the story was.

A total delight from start to finish, Ghost is a deceptively simple story about 13-year-old urban black kid Castle Crenshaw, aka “Ghost. This book was just as good as I remembered and definitely one that needs to be in the hands in as many kids as possibly. I've heard the author also does some superhero novelizations for young readers, so those are probably great too, but I love the "found family" element of this one best.

He knows because when his dad came at him and his mother on one violent night, running was the only way to get away. And that’s when I looked back and saw him, my dad, staggering from the bedroom, his lips bloody, a pistol in his hand.I’ve been trying to read some boys marketed to boys to round out my librarian knowledge and this was a great start. 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 of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds. I doubt anyone has ever run any statistics on it, but if you were to gather together all the children’s sports books and group them by type, the baseball books would undoubtedly outweigh all the others 2:1. But now, after challenging a sprinter to a race at the local track, he’s won himself a place on an elite running team. His many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); When I Was the Greatest; The Boy in the Black Suit; Stamped; As Brave as You; For Every One; the Track series ( Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu); Look Both Ways; Stuntboy, in the Meantime; Ain’t Burned All the Bright (recipient of the Caldecott Honor) and My Name Is Jason.



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