Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of three children's books including Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Towers Falling, a middle grade book, will be published in 2016. Jewell is also the author of six adult novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Season, Moon, and Hurricane; a memoir, Porch Stories: A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness; and two writing guides: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction. Her work has been published in China, Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and in audio format and for NPR's "Selected Shorts." Her literary awards 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, two Arizona Book Awards, and a finalist citation for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, the Parents' Choice Foundation Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, and the Jane Addam's Children's Book Award.
ARTICLES FEATURING JEWELL
Kids in the Aftermath: Katrina in Young Adult Fiction
Children's and young adult fiction about Hurricane Katrina helps shape cultural understanding of social justice....