Ghost by Jason Reynolds

When Castle Cranshaw, a seventh-grader who calls himself “Ghost”, happens upon a practice for a local track team and is invited to join the group, he may have found an outlet for his quick temper and violent outbursts.  Challenged by a coach who, like Ghost, grew up in the “bad side” of town, Ghost will have to keep his life on track if he’s going to fulfill the promise Coach believes he has.  Can he outrun his past or will it catch up to him once and for all?  This first title in the Track series celebrates diversity and will appeal to readers 10+ who can see themselves reflected in this unforgettable young man.