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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, for 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 Jewell has published six children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller Ghost Boys. She's also the author of Ninth Ward; Sugar; Bayou Magic; Towers Falling; and her newest middle grade novel Black Brother, Black Brother. She's also published six adult no
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Average rating: 4.18 · 35,723 ratings · 6,183 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
Towers Falling

4.07 avg rating — 7,889 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Ghost Boys

4.39 avg rating — 14,120 ratings — published 2018 — 15 editions
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Ninth Ward

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5,843 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Sugar

4.06 avg rating — 2,129 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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Bayou Magic

3.96 avg rating — 841 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Black Brother, Black Brother

4.37 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 2020 — 8 editions
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Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of M...

3.78 avg rating — 986 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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Douglass' Women

4.08 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Voodoo Season

3.64 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Moon (Marie Laveau Mystery #2)

3.71 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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AN EXCERPT FROM YELLOW MOON (Literature & Fiction)
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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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What book should we read in October?

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (write-in)
 
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Wish by Barbara O'Connor (write-in)
 
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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.

http://www.examiner.com/books-in-balt...


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