The Resource Ship of souls, Zetta Elliott

Ship of souls, Zetta Elliott

Label
Ship of souls
Title
Ship of souls
Statement of responsibility
Zetta Elliott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Dmitri, an 11-year-old bird watcher and math whiz, loses his mother to breast cancer, he is taken in by Mrs. Martin, an elderly white woman. Unaccustomed to the company of kids his own age, D struggles at school and feels like an outcast until a series of unexpected events changes the course of his life. First, D is asked to tutor the school's basketball star, Hakeem, who will get benched unless his grades improve. Against the odds, the two boys soon realize they have something in common: they are both taunted by kids at school, and they both have a crush on Nyla, a beautiful but fierce eighth-grade girl. Then Nyla adopts D and invites him to join her entourage of "freaks." Finally, D discovers an injured bird and brings it home from the park. D is stunned when the strange bird speaks to him and reveals that she is really a guiding spirit that has been held hostage by ghost soldiers who died in Brooklyn at the start of the American Revolution. As Nuru's chosen host, D must carry her from Brooklyn to the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, but the ghost soldiers won't surrender their prize without a fight. With the help of Hakeem and Nyla, D battles the Nether Beings who lurk underground, feeding off centuries of rage and pain. But it takes an unexpected ally to help the trio reach the ship that will deliver the innocent souls of the dead back to Nuru's realm"--Amazon web site
Cataloging source
IHI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Zetta
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 11 and up
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • African American teenagers
  • Friendship
  • Spirits
  • Dead
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ship of souls, Zetta Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes discussion topics and writing activities
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 129 pages
Isbn
9781612182681
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn842288537
  • (OCoLC)842288537
Label
Ship of souls, Zetta Elliott
Publication
Note
Includes discussion topics and writing activities
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 129 pages
Isbn
9781612182681
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn842288537
  • (OCoLC)842288537

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