Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker RhodesNinth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ninth Ward

byJewell Parker Rhodes

Paperback | April 10, 2012

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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.

Ninth Wardis a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.
Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award-winning author of adult literature. Her books have won awards such as the American Book Award and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Literary Excellence. Jewell is the Piper Endowed Chair and founding artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at A...
Title:Ninth WardFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.38 × 0.75 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316043087

ISBN - 13:9780316043083


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bool I read this three years ago and just ran into it again and it is amazing. I loved it and would recommend it for a class analasyse book because of character development and overall, I loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ninth Ward This is abot a girl who lives with a half blind woman who can see the future.When the news report a hurricane coming in new Orlands everyone start packing away.but this girl doesn't she stays at the house with the half blind woman.They go through the hurricane toghther.This book is a kids book and iys one of my favorites!!!!!!!"
Date published: 2013-03-05

Editorial Reviews

"Another gem by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Two youngsters, friends forever, find a way to survive, to love, to begin again. Wow! What a legacy to pass along."
-Nikki Giovanni