Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes’ Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different—able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother—she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm.
"If there are awards for books that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, this one is a clear contender.” (Children’s Literature)
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The only thing worse than narrator is story itself
I can't imagine anyone!
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, but this author clearly doesn't know a thing about New Orleans beyond its ignorant stereotypes.
Anyone who actually sounds like a black girl from the south.
Lanesha. She's annoying, not lovable.
Awful. Wasted my credit.
Great Book for Middle Schoolers
- Kelley "CTP"