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Jewell Parker Rhodes
http://www.jewellparkerrhodes.comhttp://www.jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of three children's books including Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Towers Falling, a new middle grade, will be published in 2016.Jewell is also the author of six adult novels:... show more

http://www.jewellparkerrhodes.comhttp://www.jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of three children's books including Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Towers Falling, a new middle grade, will be published in 2016.Jewell is also the author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane; a memoir, Porch Stories: A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness; and two writing guides: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction.Her work has been published in China, Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and in audio format and for NPR's "Selected Shorts." Her literary awards include: the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, two Arizona Book Awards, and a finalist citation for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.Ninth Ward has received a Parents' Choice Foundation Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, among others. Sugar has received the Jane Addam's Children's Book Award and has been cited as a "notable children's book" by the American Library Association and as one of the "best children's book of the year" by Kirkus Reviews.
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Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 2 years ago
Reads as advertised and ends abruptly.
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 2 years ago
Those of us old enough remember where we were on 9/11. I was in sixth grade, excited when our teachers told us we got to go home early as the rest of my peers were, and confused when they said it wasn't something to be celebrated about. I don't remember the days following or the days before, but I w...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 3 years ago
Maddie goes to stay with her mysterious grandmother in the Louisiana bayou. This is a lovely, quiet book, full of beautifully described magic. Maddie’s growing love for the bayou and its people drive the whole thing, while underneath there’s the threat of its destruction. I’d be curious to know how ...
Manga Maniac Cafe
Manga Maniac Cafe rated it 3 years ago
3.5 starsWhile this was a nice blend of reality and magic during the summer of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it didn't work for me as well as Ninth Ward and Sugar. I loved the relationships in the book; Maddy's love for her grandmother and her growing friendship with Bear, but the mermaids and th...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 5 years ago
This was my first 48 hour challenge, and I’m happy to say that I 1) successfully completed it 2) got a lot of reading done and 3) read some books I really enjoyed. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami-finished Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson-finished Pointe by Brandy Colbert-finished...
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