Annotations for Ninth Ward


Baker & Taylor
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.

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Baker & Taylor
Rejected by her peers because of supernatural gifts that enable her to see spirits, 12-year-old Lanesha, a resident of New Orleans's Ninth Ward, receives affirmation from fiercely loving caretaker Mama Ya-Ya and is forced to draw on inner strength in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A first middle grade novel by the award-winning author of Voodoo Dreams.

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Hachette Book Group
Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast approaching, it's up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm.

Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.

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