Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.
Reviewed by Meredith, age 12:
If you're interested in a book about what it was like to be struck by Hurricane Katrina, if you want to know what it's like to be alone, you like historic fiction books, or if you just need to be entertained, then Ninth Ward is right for you. Here in Boca we didn't feel the effects of Hurricane Katrina as badly as people in New Orleans did. Many people were without homes or food. I think this book is unique and delightful. Read it and you'll see what I mean.