The Louisiana Girls

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 158 ratings

Ninth Ward Publisher's Summary

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. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different—able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother—she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm.

©2010 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • 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. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different—able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother—she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching

    • By Nadine George on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • 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. Slavery is over, but working in the sugarcane fields all day doesn’t make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar knows how to make her own fun, telling stories, climbing trees, and playing with forbidden friend Billy, the plantation owner’s son. Then a group of Chinese workers arrives to help harvest the cane. Sugar wants to know everything about them - she loves the way they dress, their unfamiliar language, and, best of all, the stories they tell of dragons and emperors.

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

    • By Hollie A. Benson on 11-23-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • 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 - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees.

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

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

    Regular price: $17.49