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Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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    List Price: $15.99
    Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780316043076
    Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group
    Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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    Hardcover 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 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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