Zora And Me: The Cursed Ground

May 12, 2020|
Zora And Me: The Cursed Ground by T. R. Simon
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A 2019 Edgar Award Nominee

A powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood adventures explores the idea of collective memory and the lingering effects of slavery.


“History ain’t in a book, especially when it comes to folks like us. History is in the lives we lived and the stories we tell each other about those lives.”

When Zora Neale Hurston and her best friend, Carrie Brown, discover that the town mute can speak after all, they think they’ve uncovered a big secret. But Mr. Polk’s silence is just one piece of a larger puzzle that stretches back half a century to the tragic story of an enslaved girl named Lucia. As Zora’s curiosity leads a reluctant Carrie deeper into the mystery, the story unfolds through alternating narratives. Lucia’s struggle for freedom resonates through the years, threatening the future of America’s first incorporated black township — the hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960). In a riveting coming-of-age tale, award-winning author T. R. Simon champions the strength of a people to stand up for justice.
T. R. Simon is the co-author, with Victoria Bond, of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent Author Award winner Zora and Me. She is also the co-author, with Richard Simon, of Oskar and the Eight Blessings, illustrated by Mark Siegel and winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature. T. R. Simon lives in Westchester Count...
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Title:Zora And Me: The Cursed GroundFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 7.56 X 5.31 X 0.72 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.56 X 5.31 X 0.72 inPublished:May 12, 2020Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1536208884

ISBN - 13:9781536208887

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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