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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
Sku: 225056279
Publish Date: 4/10/2012
Pages:  217
Age Range:  14 to College
When Mama Ya-Ya''s visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast approaching, it''s up to 12-year-old Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm. A Coretta Scott King Honor 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.
Filled with magic, cruel realities, and down-to-earth characters, this is author Jewell Parker Rhodes's beautifully written first book for young adults. At 12, Lanesha has always lived in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans with Mama Ya-Ya, a midwife whose gifts extend to the ability to see the future. Born with a caul, Lanesha has the ability to communicate with ghosts, including her mother. When Mama Ya-Ya forsees a terrible hurricane coming, Lanesha must help and neighbors prepare for the worst.
Author Bio
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Jewell Parker Rhodes is the recipient of Yaddo Creative Writing Fellowship and the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction. She has been a professor of creative writing and American Literature and Director of the MFA program in creative writing at Arizona State University.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0217
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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