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Ninth Ward

by Jewell Parker Rhodes
£5.99   paperback  Little, Brown & Company (2012)

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes 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.

ISBN 13: 9780316043083 | ISBN 10: 0316043087