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Ninth Ward

Rhodes, Jewell Parker

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ninth Ward
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In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316079820
9780316079822
0316043079
9780316043076
Branch Call Number: j RHODES 2010
Characteristics: 217 p. ;,20 cm

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In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them. gr. 5-8.


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Jun 22, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_340 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lanesha is a girl who is blessed to see spirits. She has faced nature and turned it in to magnolias in may!

Jul 30, 2013
  • benin123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lanesha is a wonderful character who exudes resilience and fortitude in the face of a catastrophe as well as a personal vulnerability in terms of her status as an orphan and an outsider. Words, numbers, and colors as seen through her eyes show the magic and wonder that exist in everyday things.

Jul 20, 2012
  • innashpilman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read

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  • blue_dolphin_340 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 30, 2013
  • benin123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Born with a caul, 12-year-old Lanesha can see and sometimes communicate with spirits.Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, an 82-year-old seer and midwife who delivered Lanesha and has cared for her since her teenage mother died in childbirth .Because of her mother’s wealthy uptown family won't have anything to do with her, she is raised in the Ninth Ward by loving Mama Ya-Ya who feels like her “mother and grandmother both”.Lanesha is teased at school, and by a teacher who inspires Lanesha to become an engineer and build bridges. Lanesha also has "second sight," which includes an ability to see her mother's ghost. Mama Ya-Ya has a gift that allows her to predict the future. When she begins to sense that a big storm is coming to their much-loved New Orleans neighborhood, both she and Lanesha must trust in their senses and in one another to survive. Lanesha decides to ride out the storm as many of the residents of New Orleans did. Lanesha prepares food, making sure to board up the windows and get bottled water and other provisions, since folks in New Orleans are sure that this storm will be like all the others. Mama Ya-Ya knows it will get bad, but she has no means to get Lanesha out of the city.

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