Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ninth Ward

The results are in.
A book has been chosen for the online African American Read-In, and it is...

Ninth Ward ~ by Jewell Parker Rhodes, 2010, YA fiction (Louisiana), 9/10

Even though I read this book just a few months ago (in May 2011) and rated it 9 of 10, I never did get around to writing a book review.  I plan to re-read it in time for the discussion beginning February 20 with Vasilly (1330v), Doret (The Happy Nappy Bookseller), and Edi (Crazy Quilt).  And this time I'll be sure to post a review.  Will you join me?

Summary of the book:  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.

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