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Ninth Ward

Title

Ninth Ward

Illustrator

Alison Impey

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Pages

217 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

978031643076

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Choices, 2011; New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2010; Notable Children's Books, 2011; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011; School Library Journal Best Books, 2010; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2010; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2013, Nominee; Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2013, Nominee; Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2012, Nominee; Read On Wisconsin, 2011-2012, Nominee; Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2013, Nominee; South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Author; Cybils Awards, 2010, Finalist; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Older Readers; Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2011, Honor Book; Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Gold, Fiction

Keywords

Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; bullies; spiritualism; math; engineering

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Ninth Ward

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