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Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, Bayou Magic, and Towers Falling. She has also written many award-winning books for adults.

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Praise for Ghost Boys
A New York Times BestsellerAn IndieBound BestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indies Next PickA 2018 Nerdies List BookAn ALA 2019 Children's Notables List Pick
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* "An excellent novel that delves into the timely topic of racism... with the question of whether or not we really have come far when dealing with race relations."--School Library Connection, starred review
* "Rhodes captures the all-too-real pain of racial injustice and provides an important window for readers who are just beginning to explore the ideas of privilege and implicit bias."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Ghost Boys is powerful in prose, and so important at this time. I hope parents will read this book to their children."--The Monitor
"[A] potent story that deserves to be read."--VOYA
"A timely, challenging book that's worthy of a read, further discussion, and action."--Kirkus Reviews
"In writing that's spare and powerful, Rhodes takes us into the hearts and minds of those who are left behind, and then out into a vast and luminous world where ghost boys wander among the living, pursuing their mysterious mission. Rhodes has achieved something remarkable here: a kid's-eye-view of violence and racism that balances innocence and outrage, wrenching loss and hard-won hope."--Chicago Tribune
"This was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read."--Angie Thomas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
"Unblinkingly confronts challenging perspectives and the mutability of truth."--Shelf Awareness
Additional praise and awards for Jewell Parker Rhodes' books: Ninth Ward was named a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, a CCBC Choices pick, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction pick, an ALSC Notable Children's Book, an SLJ Best Book of the Year, an IndieBound Kids' Next List pick, a Parents' Choice Gold Award recipient, and an NYPL Top 100 Title for Reading & Sharing.
Sugar
was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, an IndieBound Kids' Next List pick, a Jane Addams Book Award winner, an IRA Top Chapter Books selection, and a CCBC Choices Pick.
Bayou Magic
was an LA Times summer reading selection and a Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Books selection.
Towers Falling
was an Indiebound Kids' Next List selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, one of Amazon's Best Books of the Month, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, a Seventeen Magazine Best Book of the Year, and a Notable Book for a Global Society.---
"Written beautifully...an important novel."--WCMU Public Radio

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