Ninth Ward

by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

Category: Multicultural with Urban Emphasis

Personal Evaluation: I just read Zeitoun this summer, which is more or less non-fiction about one family’s experience of Hurricane Katrina, so I felt more or less prepared for what would happen to Lanesha, but it was still moving.

What might interest children: Lanesha is a great kid that I think lots of kids would identify with. Add a healthy dose of voodoo spirituality and New Orleans culture, plus her special relationships with her “grandmother” and her new friend, and the book just takes off.

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