I Am Alfonso Jones

ISBN-10: 1620142635
ISBN-13: 9781620142639
Author: Medina, Tony
Illustrated by: Jennings, John and Stacey Robi
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Lee and Low

Publication Date: October 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 176

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: GN640L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American *

Alfonso can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic play. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer misatkes a clothes hanger for a gun and shoots Alfoso. When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he's on a ghost train guided by well-known victims of police shootings, who teach him what he needs to know about this subterranean spiritual world. Meanwhile, Alfonso's family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso in the streets.