A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
We have included this book in year 6 Reading Gladiators. Where it is selected, we advise that it is the last book of the year, at the end of the summer term. The reading level is accessible but this book deals with historic and current racial violence. It requires emotional maturity and you need to give consideration to how this will affect the children in your group.