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.
Jewell Parker Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, Bayou Magic, Towers Falling, and Ghost Boys. She has also written many award-winning books for adults.
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