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Ninth Ward

Twelve-year-old Lanesha doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. 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.

Then Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane — Katrina — fast approaching... along with her own death. But she has no way to get Lanesha to safety, so instead, she urges Lanesha and her friend TaShon to lean on both Lanesha's supernatural talents and her courage and determination to get them through the storm. With the waters rapidly rising and death all around, Lanesha will have to persevere. 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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"Although the outcome of Hurricane Katrina is known, the clever writing allows the unavoidable tragedy to unfold in such a haunting and suspenseful manner that the extreme sense of foreboding and ultimate destruction is personalized and unforgettable. Heartbreak and hope are reflected in Lanesha's story, which will capture even reluctant readers due to the inventive storytelling and the author's ability to bring history to life." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 13
Author Jewell Parker Rhodes
ISBN 0316043087
Publication Date Apr 10, 2012
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Award Winners Coretta Scott King Award, Parents’ Choice Award
Language English