The novel tells the story of 12-year-old Jerome, who is shot by a Chicago police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, Jerome can see the impact the tragedy has on his family and his community. He also meets the ghost of Emmett Till, who helps him understand the historical underpinings of racial and socio-economic injustice, as well as the daughter of the police officer who grapples with her father’s actions.
Left, Carolyn Folks, producer of ‘From Selma to Sorrow’, and screenwriter Tina Andrews.
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