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Ninth Ward

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Ninth Ward

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From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina.

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast approaching, it's up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys and Towers Falling, Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, Bayou Magic, and Towers Falling. She has also written many award-winning books for adults.

ISBN: 9780316043083

ISBN-10: 9780316043083

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 04/10/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/10/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Weather

Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 21st Century

Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American