Details

ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 04/10/2012
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H

Ninth Ward

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Price: $7.99

Overview

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.

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A CCBC Recommended Multicultural Book for Children and Teens

Jewell Parker Rhodes has written a powerful novel about family and survival in the face of tragedy and has created in her twelve-year-old narrator Lanesha, a true heroine. [She] shows a kind of bravery and big-heartedness that is a gift she passes along to her friend, her community and the readers of this luminous book.–Walter Mosley

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Details

ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 04/10/2012
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H
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