Ninth Ward

ISBN-10: 0316043087
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
Author: Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Interest Level: 6-9
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: April 2012

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 224

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Interest Level

Grades 6-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: HL470L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 21st Century

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Twelve-year-old Lanesha is a young girl living in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Rejected by her peers because of her ability to see spirits, Lanesha longs for connection. The one true light in her life is her elderly but fiercely loving caretaker, Mama Ya-Ya. When Hurricane Katrina lands and tragedy strikes, Lanesha is forced to come into her own to survive the storm.
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