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The novel opens with Ghost regaling the reader on his favourite Guinness World record facts, before cleanly segueing into his love for sunflower seeds stemming from his. And She Could Not Find a Single Young Adult Fiction Book about a male-identified person of African Descent who runs. Castle's been through a major trauma, and as his self-given nickname--GHOST--suggests, he does his best to move through the world under the radar to avoid trouble. Not sure how he found out that was some kinda special talent, and I can’t even imagine how much snot be in those balloons, but hey, it’s a thing and Andrew’s the best at it. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC.

Reynolds was named the American Booksellers Association’s 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, and served as the national spokesperson for the 2018 celebration of School Library Month in April 2018, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).Ma said the cops said that when they got to the house, he was sitting outside on the steps, shirtless, with the pistol beside him, guzzling beer, eating sunflower seeds, waiting. Every other night he would become a different person, like he’d morph into someone crazy, but this one night my mother decided to finally fight back. He knows because when his dad came at him and his mother on one violent night, running was the only way to get away. He wants to be on the team and one day he decides to show up these fancy people on the track and show them he can run too.

But maybe what I like the most about Jason Reynolds’ books is that he applies this keen sense of the complexity to his characters. Suddenly, Ghost starts to know what it's like to be part of something bigger than yourself, to have a strong male role model who really cares about him, to work at something and get better and feel proud.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. This is a sensitive, realistic look at a young person dealing with trauma and trying to avoid the crushing effects of racism, poverty, and abuse; but the novel is never preachy or heavy.

After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, Jason Reynolds moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. From fast-paced football matches to school and family drama, this novel written in verse has something for everyone and will grip reluctant readers from page one.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. Ghost must come to terms with what he's running from and decide where he's running to: "you can't run away from who you are, but what you can do is run toward who you want to be. The one grip and it's a good grip is that the book leads up to the 1st track meet and he leaves us hanging. When I was really young, I used to ask him if a sunflower was going to grow inside of him since he ate the seeds so much. It kept me engaged and it was enthralling to read from the perspective of Ghost (Castle Cranshaw) , about his thoughts and choices made which were closely linked to his circumstances and past events.

Twelve-year-old AJ lives within a stone’s throw of the London Stadium, and his dream is to one day run there. My mom and I kept running, down the staircase into the street, breaking into the darkness with death chasing behind us. When Coach asks Ghost’s mother to let him join the team, Ghost reflects, “I felt like I had seen this in every single sports movie I had ever watched. Ghost and his mother are not well off; his father attempted to shoot them one drunken night, and Ghost retains a certain amount of fear and desire to run from that traumatic night. That’s easier said than done when Brandon Sanderson is in your face every day at school, you can’t forget your painful past, and when you want a new pair of trainers so badly you’d do anything to get them.Then there’s a cliffhanger where it was a big race and the starting gun fired great and that was the ending! 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.



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