Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Abstract: 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.

Publisher: Little, Brown and Co., 160 p.

1 comment:

Becky said...

There are so many strong books this year, but this might be my choice. The writing is so skillful -- first person novels can often taint their main character with self-centerness, but the writing here portrays a very normal girl telling her story of several extraordinary circumstances. Even the ghosts seem normal. Katrina is the big problem Lanesha faces, but she shows us the African American experience starting with page one.