Ninth Ward

Ninth Ward

Summary

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

Author: Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Language: English | Copyright: 2010 | Age Range: 11 to 14


Vocabulary Words

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  • blinks
  • trunk
  • unlocks
  • rainbows
  • tub
  • beading
  • dictionary
  • howls
  • nailing

Early-Reading Indicators


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