Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
“Every year, folks say, ‘Hurricane season is going to be bad.’ But it never is. I think Katrina will die before she lands. She’s already messed up Florida. Shown how bad she is. What else could she want?” Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes depicts the days leading up to and following the epic disaster known as Hurricane Katrina. Set in the historic Ninth Ward district of New Orleans, the story is told through the eyes of twelve-year old Lanesha, who lives with her Mama Ya-Ya. Lanesha, who also sees the spirits of ghosts, is a precocious, young girl, who finds a special place in your heart. This story will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, because we all know what happens. Still fresh in the minds and hearts of America, the story of Hurricane Katrina and what happens in the Ninth Ward, told through Lanesha, will grab a hold of you all over again!