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Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Jewell Parker Rhodes has always loved reading and writing stories. Born and raised in Manchester, a largely African-American neighborhood on the North Side of Pittsburgh, she was a voracious reader as a child. She began college as a dance major, but when she discovered there were novels by African Americans, she knew she wanted to be an author. She wrote six novels for adults, two writing guides, and a memoir, but writing for children remained her dream.

Now she is the author of seven books for children including the New York Times bestsellers Ghost Boys and Black Brother, Black Brother. Her other books include Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls Trilogy: Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Her forthcoming novel, Paradise on Fire, will p
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Average rating: 4.21 · 49,800 ratings · 8,246 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ghost Boys

4.39 avg rating — 21,991 ratings — published 2018 — 17 editions
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Towers Falling

4.07 avg rating — 9,315 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Ninth Ward

4.01 avg rating — 6,193 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Black Brother, Black Brother

4.27 avg rating — 4,404 ratings — published 2020 — 14 editions
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Sugar

4.07 avg rating — 2,403 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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Bayou Magic

3.97 avg rating — 1,085 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of M...

3.79 avg rating — 1,063 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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Douglass' Women

4.08 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 2002
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Voodoo Season

3.60 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Magic City

4.07 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Description: AN EXCERPT FROM <em>YELLOW MOON</em> — Jewell’s latest voodoo novel about Marie Laveau’s twenty-first century descendent, a doctor and <em>voodooienne</em>

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“The world can be a hard place sometimes... You have to have heart. You have to be strong. Parents want their children to grow up to be strong. Not just any strong, mind you, but loving strong.”
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Lawrence Thanks for accepting my friendship. I'm excited about reading your books. I have two of them in my personal library.


Christina Thank you for accepting my friendship request. I won a copy of "Hurricane" on one of the giveaways and loved it! I am a book reviewer for examiner.com and I just wanted to share my review of the book with you. I only hope I was able to do it justice.

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