Results for: jewell rhodes

Below is a list of 8 the books by this author.

Book cover of 9TH WARD
9TH WARD
By: jewell rhodes | Published: April 2012

FromNew York Timesbestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of...

FromNew York Timesbestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina. Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast approaching, it's up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm. From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofGhost BoysandTowers Falling,Ninth Wardis a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.

Theme: Natural Disasters

  • ISBN
    9780316043083
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BLACK BROTHER BLACK BROTHER
BLACK BROTHER BLACK BROTHER
By: jewell rhodes | Published: March 2021

Theme: Blended family, Diversity, Prejudice & Racism, #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9780316493796
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of BLACK BROTHER BLACK BROTHER
BLACK BROTHER BLACK BROTHER
By: jewell rhodes | Published: March 2020

Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him....

Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested for something he didn't do. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest.

Theme: Blended family, Diversity, Prejudice & Racism, #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9780316493802
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of GHOST BOYS
GHOST BOYS
By: jewell rhodes | Published: September 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author...

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. 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 on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780316262262
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of GHOST BOYS
GHOST BOYS
By: jewell rhodes | Published: April 2018

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author...

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. 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 on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Theme: Diversity, #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9780316262286
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of PARADISE ON FIRE
PARADISE ON FIRE
By: jewell rhodes | Published: September 2021

Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy's grandmother has...

Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy's grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids--each with their own troubles--to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire... Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it's up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother's teachings, she's able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.

Theme: Natural Disasters, Survival

  • ISBN
    9780316493833
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of TOWERS FALLING
TOWERS FALLING
By: jewell rhodes | Published: April 2018

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher...

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her 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, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

Theme: Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9780316262217
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of TOWERS FALLING
TOWERS FALLING
By: jewell rhodes | Published: July 2016

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher...

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her 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, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

Theme: Diversity, Poverty

  • ISBN
    9780316262224
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$20.49
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