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Ninth Ward
Ninth Ward Ninth Ward

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Ninth Ward

Jewell Parker Rhodes (A)

List Price: $15.99 (Hardcover - Family / Katrina Tragedy / Survival - 2012)

Description: 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. (224) Ages 9-12

Ashay says, "This Coretta Scott King Award winning book is a great novel for preteens. The family's struggle for survival is narrated in the voice of a brave 12 year old girl. This is a must read and have for the classroom and library."

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

ISBN: AAFT978-0316043076

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