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Tweens Read: Ghost by Jason Reynolds

April 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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?

Snack and activities included. Pick up your copy in the Youth department or on our NEW Book Shelf outside of the Teen Room, check it out with a friendly Circulation clerk to get the special due date.

Expectations of this tween book discussion and activity group are:
1.) Listen to the person talking
2.) No running around or yelling
3.) Participate in book discussion, even if you have not read the book, by sharing your opinions and experiences as they relate to subjects in the book

This FREE program is intended for ages 10 and up. Registration is not required.

For additional information, please contact Susan or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.


April 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Susan Garlisch
(815) 756-9568 ext. 3400