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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 four children’s books: Ninth Ward, Sugar, Bayou Magic, and Towers Falling. Her fifth, Ghost Boys, will be released in spring of 2018. She's also published six adult novels, two writing guides, and a memoir. When she’s not writing, she’s visitin
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Ninth Ward

3.98 avg rating — 4,962 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Towers Falling

4.10 avg rating — 3,611 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Sugar

4.03 avg rating — 1,535 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of M...

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Bayou Magic

3.93 avg rating — 522 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Douglass' Women

4.03 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Voodoo Season

3.69 avg rating — 418 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Moon (Marie Laveau Mystery #2)

3.67 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Magic City

3.99 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Hurricane

3.84 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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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.”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward

“But you...are my sweetest gift. The life surprise that soothed all my ills and gave me my greatest joys. I feel so blessed you are mine.

—Mama Ya-Ya”
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“Women hand sight down through the generations. Mother to daughter.”
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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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Lawrence Thanks for accepting my friendship. I'm excited about reading your books. I have two of them in my personal library.


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