The Lessons of Ghost Boys
The Adjoin Fund has developed an exciting and innovative one-hour assembly for middle-school students called, THE LESSONS OF GHOST BOYS. The purpose of the assembly is to increase reading motivation and reading skills.
This assembly is taken from Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s New York Times bestseller, Ghost Boys. It is a story about a young African American boy in Chicago who was mistakenly killed by a police officer while playing with a toy gun in a park. The assembly begins with a readers theater production featuring four young students from the Chicago area.
During the assembly students will:
• View a dramatization of key components of the book, Ghost Boys
• Participate in an interactive discussion led by a professional child-
• Learn strategies for coping with difficult social issues
• Receive important contextual African American history information
The book and the assembly focus on redemption, reconciliation, and renewal and leaves students uplifted and inspired.
If you would like your school to host the one-hour assembly, please click on
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Special Note: Ghost Boys is also an E.B. White Read Aloud Winner, a Children’s Choice Book Award Winner, and a Teacher’s Pick award recipient.
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This assembly is taken from Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s New York Times bestseller, Ghost Boys.