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Ghost - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"Ghost" by Jason Reynolds

“Running. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race—and wins—the Olympic medalist track coach sees he has something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he is trying to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?"

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, world records, and running:

Jason Reynolds’ website:

Jason Reynolds reads from Ghost at the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference:

Guinness World Records’ site:

“The World’s Fastest Man” Usain Bolt’s site:

Runner’s World magazine’s site:

Customize your own running shoe on Nike’s site:

Included as well: a design a flag for the Defenders activity, a Ghost word search, two sunflower seed recipes, and a Ghost bookmark.

Like Ghost? There are three more books in the Track series. Check them out!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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