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Ninth Ward - Jewell Parker Rhodes
Ninth Ward
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A 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookTwelve-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... show more
A 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookTwelve-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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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780316088411 (0316088412)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Saturdays in Books
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3.5 Review: Ninth Ward
Reads as advertised and ends abruptly.
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Elena Likes Books
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Lanesha and Mama Ya-Ya have gotten along just fine together in New Orleans' Ninth Ward since Lanesha's mother died in childbirth and her rich extended family didn't want to take her in. Mama Ya-Ya is getting old, but Lanesha can't imagine life without her. Lanesha sees ghosts, and that makes her a b...
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