Ninth Ward

Ninth Ward

$7.99Price
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. Jane Addams Children's Book Award Nominee for Older Children (2011), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2012), Coretta Scott King Award for Author Honor (2011), The Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature Honor (2011), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee (2010)
  • Binding

    Softback
  • Author

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker
  • Publisher

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers