From Taneya: I’ve created an account on the blog for Jihad now so he can be a guest author. Below is his first post.
I am reading a book called Ninth Ward. It is about a girl named Lanesha who has a grandma named MaMa Ya-Ya. Well Lanesha is a 12-year old girl that lives in New Orleans. Lanesha has been seeing ghosts since she was an itty bitty baby. But Lanesha has been having hard times at school because she has been seeing ghosts everywhere at her school. She says they all look sad. MaMA Ya-Ya is a very nice lady who raised Lanesha and took extra care of her.
The reason I am reading this book is because it is educational and tells you how bad Hurricane Katrina was when it hit New Orleans and how it killed a lot of people and flooded homes. I am also reading this book cause when you read it it actually tells you in the book how people were in Hurricane Katrina and died or drowned. My schoolteacher has the whole class reading this book because the author of the book, Jewell Parker Rhodes, is coming to our school, LEAD Academy, tomorrow to read to us and my teacher wants us to be prepared.
The book is great so far because I like how they descibe the ghost in the book cause I always wanted to know how ghost look. I also think about this book so far how Lanesha survies Hurricane Katrina and saves Spot (the dog).