Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ninth Ward

byJewell Parker Rhodes

Kobo ebook | August 16, 2010

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From 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.

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 a professor of creative writing and American literature at Arizona State University. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Title:Ninth WardFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 16, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316088412

ISBN - 13:9780316088411


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