Little, Brown and Company
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild
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.
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Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; bullies; spiritualism; math; engineering
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, "Ninth Ward" (2010). DIVerse Families. 736.