twelve year old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.
as a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family , his friend Carlos , and his community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.
Jerome meets another ghost : Emmett till. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey toward recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions.