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Ninth Ward

Title

Ninth Ward

Illustrator

Alison Impey

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

978031643076

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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