Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Dennis Brindell FradinZora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Dennis Brindell Fradin

Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

byDennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin

Hardcover | August 28, 2012

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Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside such prominent authors asLangston Hughes and Alain Locke during the Harlem Renaissance. But unfortunately,despite writing the luminary work Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was always shortof money. Though she took odd jobs as a housemaid and as the personal assistant toan actress, Zora often found herself in abject poverty. Through it all, Zora kept writing.And though none of her books sold more than a thousand copies while she was alive,she was rediscovered a decade later by a new generation of readers, who knew theyhad found an important voice of American Literature.
Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-received SAMUEL ADAMS: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and, with coauthor and wife Judith Bloom Fradin, IDA B. WELLS: MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. Judith Bloom Fradin has collaborated with Dennis ...
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Title:Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale HurstonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.84 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547006950

ISBN - 13:9780547006956

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This accessible biography introduces Zora Neale Hurston's remarkable life and work to a new generation of readers."- Booklist "Fradin continues his tradition of writing superbly researched biographies."- VOYA, 4Q 3P M J"Zora Neale Hurston and her times come alive in this introduction for young readers."- Kirkus "Zora's creative, hopeful, and complicated personality shines through this compelling profile."- Publishers Weekly "The writing is straightforward and engaging, and the numerous archival photographs and reproductions add interest and clarification."- School Library Journal "[An] engaging account of Hurston's life . . . this well-documented biography is pleasurable reading as well as informative."- Horn Book "[Zora!] features the humor and heartache of the life of a brilliant but largely underappreciated writer who only became really well known after her death."- Bulletin "