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Ghost, 1
Contributor(s): Reynolds, Jason (Author)

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ISBN: 1481450158     ISBN-13: 9781481450157
Publisher: Atheneum Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2016

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Track & Field
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Adolescence & Coming Of Age
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2016029678
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 730(Not Available)
Series: Track
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.4" W x 8.3" (0.65 lbs) 192 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
- Topical - Friendship
- Catalog Heading - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
- Curriculum Strand - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: National Book Awards, Finalist, Young People's Lit., 2016
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Publishers Weekly 08/08/2016
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2016 pg. 136
School Library Journal 09/01/2016
Booklist 09/01/2016 pg. 106
Shelf Awareness 09/06/2016
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2016
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2016 pg. 86
School Library Journal 12/01/2016 pg. 34
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2017 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 184102
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
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Publisher Description:
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

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 of the acclaimed Track 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?

Contributor Bio(s): Reynolds, Jason: - Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. The American Booksellers Association's 2017 and 2018 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), and Long Way Down, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.
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