INTERMEDIATE FICTION
(2) 4-6 Track series. In this series-starter, Castle "Ghost" Cranshaw is an African American young man with a proclivity for getting into trouble, fighting, and running, stemming from an incident with his now-imprisoned father. When Ghost impulsively races and bests the citywide track team's fastest sprinter, the coach sees potential in the seventh grader. Wonderfully dynamic Ghost's first-person narrative is one with which young readers will readily identify.

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