Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of five books for children: the New York Times bestseller and #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls trilogy, which includes Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. The Louisiana Girls books have received the Parents' Choice Foundation Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, and the Jane Addam's Children's Book Award, among others. Towers Falling is a Junior Library Guild Selection, an Amazon's Best Book of the Month, and an ADL Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice selection. Ghost Boys was named the NAIBA Book of the Year, a Project LIT Book Club Selection, and one of Amazon's Best Children's Books of the Year So Far.

Jewell is also the author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane, as well as the memoir Porch Stories: A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness, and two writing guides, Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction. Her adult literary awards include the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing.

Jewell grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Criticism, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Arts in English (Creative Writing) from Carnegie Mellon University. Jewell is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She currently lives in San Jose.

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Best Sellers

    • Ghost Boys

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Miles Harvey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This was a sad tale and hard for me to read.

    • By YBA on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Towers Falling

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Deja's fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book! :-)

    • By Anonymous User on 11-25-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Ninth Ward

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes’ Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching

    • By Nadine George on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful verbal illustrations...

    • By Melissa on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Yellow Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Marie Levant is tired of seeing corpses drained of blood arrive at the hospital each night, and tired of being haunted by their ghosts....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could not finish this book

    • By M.Word on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Voodoo Season

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Doctor Marie Levant can't explain why she's drawn to New Orleans, or why it's comforting and unsettling at the same time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cute story

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Sugar

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    For Sugar, life is anything but sweet.

    Ten-year-old Sugar lives on River Road Plantation along the banks of the Mississippi River....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • by 9 year old girl

    • By Hollie A. Benson on 11-23-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Bayou Magic

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bhani Turpin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    It's Maddy's turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bayou Magic Best Book Ever!

    • By Brittany D De Fede on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Douglass' Women

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The best-selling author of Voodoo Dreams focuses on two women who loved the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slaved in the heart

    • By Mary L. Preston on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Hurricane

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Working in the ER, Dr. Marie Lavant sees the darkest side of New Orleans....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not much new material

    • By M. Eglestone on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.26

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