Set in Chicago, this New York Times bestseller blends history with current events.  A twelve-year-old black boy, Jerome, is shot and killed by a white police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real one.  As a ghost, Jerome witnesses the aftermath and devastation of his death on his family, the police officer, and the community.  The only person who can see Jerome is Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, and through her eyes, the reader sees the tragedy of this mistake on all those involved.  Jerome also meets another ghost, that of Emmett Till, and learns the horrific details of his murder in 1955 and of the existence of other “ghost boys” who hope to keep history from repeating itself.  Told in short, poetic chapters, this book is a must-read for middle school students struggling to deal with the racial complexities of today’s world.