Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes audiobook

Ninth Ward

By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780316043076
4.39 Hours 1
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Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes' Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different-able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother-she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm. "If there are awards for books that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, this one is a clear contender."-Children's Literature

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Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor in 2011

Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes' Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different-able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother-she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm. "If there are awards for books that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, this one is a clear contender."-Children's Literature

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The dynamics of the diverse community enrich the survival story, and the contemporary struggle of one brave child humanizes the historic tragedy.” Booklist
“Jewell Parker Rhodes has written a powerful novel about family and survival in the face of tragedy and has created in her twelve year-old narrator, Lanesha, a true heroine.”  Walter Mosley
“Heartbreak and hope are reflected in Lanesha’s story, which will capture even reluctant readers due to the inventive storytelling and the author’s ability to bring history to life.”  School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Author Bio: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of several books, including Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Ninth Ward, which was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Today Show Al’s Book Club for Kids selection. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. She teaches writing at Arizona State University.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.39
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English