Ninth Ward

  • 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.

  • Ninth Ward

    By Jewell Parker Rhodes Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Hardcover: 224 pages

    Age Range: 10 and up

    Grade Level: 5 and up

    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (August 16, 2010)



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