This Resources for Ghost Boys lesson plan also includes:
Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ghost Boys, wanted to bring the historical legacy of Emmett Till and the current topic of racial prejudice into today's young readers' mindsets. Use a reading guide and set of discussion questions to talk about the book's themes, characters, and historical allusions.
- Send the questions home for learners to contemplate as an independent reading assignment
- Connect the lesson to a social studies lesson on the Civil Rights Movement
- Resource discusses the importance of spending at least one class period introducing the novel
- Learners should have prior knowledge of systemic racism, the murder of Emmett Till, and the Civil Rights Movement
- Includes an interview with the author
- Notes important thematic talking points