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The Resource Ghost

Ghost

Label
Ghost
Title
Ghost
Statement of responsibility
Jason Reynolds
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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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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.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2017.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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10519719
Cataloging source
BT
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730
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Track (Jason Reynolds)
Series volume
0001
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ghost
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:55c42a20-803b-44d2-a896-9fc4f8b06d85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481450171
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ghost
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:55c42a20-803b-44d2-a896-9fc4f8b06d85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781481450171
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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