Ghost by Jason Reynolds (2016)
Ghost is the first book in the Track series by Jason Reynolds. It's currently on the Rebecca Caudill 2019 nominees list.
I absolutely adored this book (and its sequels: Patina, Sunny, and Lu).
Ghost may appear to be a simply sports-themed book, but it's not. It has a deep backstory, and I loved watching Ghost – the main character – develop and grow as his story unfurled.
While the series is definitely linked by the track team, each character really shines in their own book. I think Patina is my favorite of all four.
Definitely add this to your reading list and don't forget to vote for the Rebecca Caudills (PDF) starting in February!
Author's Website: https://www.jasonwritesbooks.com/