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Ninth Ward

By Jewell Parker Rhodes (Electronic Book, 2010)
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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316088411

    • On Sale Date: 08/16/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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.
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Ninth Ward
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN-13: 9780316088411
  • On Sale Date: 08/16/2010
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