Ninth Ward

ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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 Wardis a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.

Jewell Parker Rhodes is a professor of creative writing and American literature at Arizona State University. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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