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Ninth Ward (2010)

by Jewell Parker Rhodes(Favorite Author)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 2
0316043079 (ISBN13: 9780316043076)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
review 1: A Twelve-year-old named Lanesha lives in a very close community in New Orleanes’ Ninth Ward. her house is very run down. But what she does have is a caregiver who is extremely loyal to her and wise in the ways of the world and has a kind of sixth since of what is going to happen. So when Mama Ya-Ya’s imagines hurricane–Katrina–fast approaching, its up to her and her caregiver to withstand the storm. the major themes in this book are love and friendship and it would be good to use in a class room if you were talking about poverty.
review 2: Rhodes' Ninth Ward has a lot of exposition that is a bit slow to get into, but once you pass that, it moves as fast as Hurricane Katrina. This piece of historical fiction has a lot going for it. Lanesha's supernat
... moreural powers and her clairvoyant grandmother made me think of the voodoo history in New Orleans. It's hard to read about how Lanesha and her neighbors stay in the Ninth Ward when as a reader, you know what's going to happen. Like Lanesha's character, Rhodes' portrayal of school and Mama Ya-Ya's history among their neighbors. Would be good to read along with Hurricane Katrina non-fiction texts. less
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Good YA book for Hurricane Katrina
Recommended by fifth grade.
Wow, just... wow. Amazing!
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