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Ghost

AUTHOR Reynolds, Jason
PUBLISHER Turtleback Books (09/19/2017)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Prebound)

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A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
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.
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 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 blew his own shot at success, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing theirs.
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ISBN-13: 9780606401609
ISBN-10: 0606401601
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Library Binding)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 208
Carton Quantity: 0
Product Dimensions: 5.10 x 0.60 x 7.40 inches
Weight: 0.50 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Ikids
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - General
Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Adolescence
Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Grade Level: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: FIC
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016029678
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A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
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.
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 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 blew his own shot at success, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing theirs.
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Author: Reynolds, Jason
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he s afraid he ll forget it all before he gets home. Jason is the author of critically acclaimed "When I Was the Greatest", for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books "Boy in the Black Suit" and "All American Boys" (cowritten with Brendan Kiely); and "As Brave as You", his middle grade debut. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.
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