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Ninth Ward

Title

Ninth Ward

Illustrator

Alison Impey

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780316043083

Pages

217 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL470L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; midwife raising child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American)

Family Formation

caretaker

Awards

Goodreads Choice Award, 2010, Nominee, Middle Grade
Parents' Choice Award, 2010, Gold, Fiction
28 Days Later, 2011 Middle Grade
50 Books about Survival, 2012 In the Eye of the Storm
50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know, 2015 Age (9-12)
Got Text Complexity? Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12), 2013 Books for Grades 6 - 8:Fiction
Great Middle School Reads, 2013 Facing the Challenge
Literary Science 2: Reading Selections for Grades 6-12, 2014 Earth & Space Science
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2011 Fiction
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011 Social Interactions and Relationship
NYC Reads 365, 2015 Grade 6 up

Keywords

Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; bullying; spiritualism; math; engineering; caul; evacuation

Diversity Impact

direct

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