Night Ward

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Night Ward

Important Events:- Lanesha meets TaShon- Lanesha prepares for the storm- The storm comes

Lanesha is a twelve year old girl who lies in a neighborhood called Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Lanesha lives with her Mama-Yaya. They may not have a lot of money, but they have each other. Lanesha is a smart and loving girl. Mama-Yaya has a vision that a strong storm is coming. Mama-Yaya is known for her clear visions, people trust her. When Mama-Yaya told Lanesha about the storm, Lanesha was worried. Ninth Ward is a story about Lanesha and Mama-Yaya's experience before and during the hurricane.

Ninth Ward connects to the historical perspective of Hurricane Katrina. The text talks about Lanesha and Mama-Yaya's experience before and during the hurricane. The text goes into great detail about what happened to the area of Ninth Ward.

Ninth Ward By: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Poster by: Joanna Thompson

Ninth Ward is a great book to use in the classroom to talk about Hurricane Katrina. The book accurately describes Hurricane Katrina and how it affected the area of New Orleans. Even though Mama-Yaya and Lanesha aren't real people, the story is a great connection.

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