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Jewell Parker Rhodes

Autor(a) de Ghost Boys

21+ Works 5,287 Membros 380 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award-winning author. Her books include Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Season, Moon, Hurricane, and the children's book, Ninth Ward. She is also the author of the writing guides Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American mostrar mais Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction. Her work has been published in Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and reproduced in audio and for NPR's "Selected Shorts." Rhodes honors 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, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, and two Arizona Book Awards. Rhodes is the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing and Artistic Director of Piper Global Engagement at Arizona State University. (Bowker Author Biography) Jewell Parker Rhodes is a professor of creative writing and American literature at Arizona State University. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. mostrar menos
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Obras por Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ghost Boys (2018) 1,104 exemplares
Ninth Ward (2010) 1,033 exemplares
Towers Falling (2016) 769 exemplares
Sugar (2013) 750 exemplares
Black Brother, Black Brother (2020) 381 exemplares
Bayou Magic (2015) 304 exemplares
Douglass' Women : A Novel (2002) 151 exemplares
Voodoo Season (2005) 111 exemplares
Paradise on Fire (2021) 98 exemplares
Magic City (1997) 90 exemplares
Yellow Moon: A Novel (2008) 69 exemplares
Hurricane: A Novel (2011) 32 exemplares

Associated Works

Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Proverbs for the People: Contemporary African-American Fiction (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições36 exemplares
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Read this book for a class, and I could talk for an hour or more about this book and all it has to say. It made me feel so many feelings and it's definitely a heavy one that doesn't tread lightly and isn't afraid to discuss heavy-hitting topics.
NovaQueen27 | 67 outras críticas | Jan 11, 2024 |
I really got into this story, probably because I didn't know very much about the experience of being in the Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina. I was fascinated by the timeline--the area flooded slowly in the days after the hurricane hit, and then people were stranded for days with no rescue. My colleagues have criticized the ending for being too vague because the story doesn't come to a satisfying conclusion (we're left wondering what is going to happen to Lanesha). But I thought it was still a very powerful little book that kept me totally enthralled. Beautifully written, with wonderful characters and a bit of a history lesson.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 56 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level - 4th and 5th Grades
aedrawdy | 31 outras críticas | Dec 7, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: 4-6 grades

Awards: Golden Sower Award Nominee.
Louisiana Young Readers Choice List.
Nerdies: Middle-Grade Fiction Winner.
RChilds00 | 31 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |



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