A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Lenni Frazier 74 episodes, 1992-1995
David López ...  Alex Fernandez 74 episodes, 1992-1995
...  Grandma Cece Jenkins 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Tram-Anh Tran ...  Tina Nguyen 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Sheldon Turnipseed ...  Jamal Jenkins 74 episodes, 1992-1995
Mayteana Morales ...  Gaby Fernandez 66 episodes, 1992-1994
Todd Alexander ...  Rob Baker / ... 41 episodes, 1992-1993
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The show is about a group of teens who goes around solving neighborhood crimes and mysteries in New York City as young detectives with the help of a very secretive friend: Ghostwriter! Ghostwriter cannot hear, talk, smell, or feel. He can only read and write. He only sees words. No one else can see him but the Ghostwriter Team! In additions, the Ghostwriter Team have to solve their own mystery: who was Ghostwriter? Written by <stiener@usa.net>

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According to Blaze Berdahl's (Lenni Frazier), Facebook page, co-star David Lopez (Alex Fernandez) was her first boyfriend. See more »

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Calvin Ferguson: [singing off key] Attila the parrot, you were my best friend. You'd nip my nose sweetly, right up through the end!
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Ghostwriter: Reading, Writing, and Teamwork
26 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Ghostwriter" fans will always remember the team of six kids who ran around Brooklyn cracking codes and solving mysteries. Some people have teased the show for its early 90's look of colorful outfits, trendy headgear, mild rap music, and brief introduction to the internet.

While the Ghostwriter team worked on solving mysteries, they also learned about environmentalism, drug abuse, violence, war remembrance, and family feuds.

So who IS Ghostwriter? In the pilot episode, a ghost suddenly pops out of a book in the basement of Jamal Jenkins. He's depicted as a bubble that floats around the screen before diving into books or a computer. Ghostwriter cannot hear or talk. It takes Jamal and his friend Lenni Frazer a few tries until they realize he can only communicate through words.

One of the hardest challenges for "Ghostwriter" was addressing difficult topics such as violence and drugs in a realistic environment. How do you do that on a PBS kid-oriented show? Through creative stories and compelling characters. And to do it through writing. As the show progressed, the characters faced peer pressure and social challenges.In "What's Up with Alex", Alex starts to shirk his responsibilities at home and is tempted to try marijuana because his "cool" friend Kevin uses it. The whole Ghostwriter team is concerned but thanks to their honesty with Alex, he turns down Kevin's offer and helps the team crack a crime ring.

This show is a nostalgia trip that is well worth taking.


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