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ISBN13: 9780316043083
ISBN10: 0316043087
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When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they are proud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.

Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

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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.

About the Author

Shelia P. Moses is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including National Book Award Finalist, The Legend of Buddy Bush and I, Dred Scott. She's also the co-author of New York Times bestselling Callus on My Soul, comedian and activist, Dick Gregory's memoir. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Beverly B, March 6, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Ninth Ward is a wonderful story of surviving Hurricaine Katrina. Lanesha has spent every day of her twelve years in her very nurturing close knit neighborhood of New Orleans' ninth ward. Her wise elderly foster mother has taught her the traditions, beliefs and superstitions of her African and French ancestors. These teachings are what give Lanesha the strength to save herself, her best friend and their dog after the flood wipes out the neighborhood. This is a story of faith, love and determination.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316043083
Author:
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Moses, Shelia P.
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , 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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