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Zora and me. The cursed ground

by Simon, T. R.

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 17 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 1903, 12-year-old Carrie and her best friend Zora Neale Hurston investigate missing horses and uncover many secrets about their African American town, including that the town mute can actually speak. In an alternative narrative set in 1855, an enslaved woman named Lucia recounts the story of her white half sister's murder by the plantation owner's son. Set in Eatonville, Florida, and on the plantation that preceded it, the stories (and some characters) eventually converge in an absorbing novel that reinforces the horrors of slavery and the importance of standing up for justice. A sequel to Zora & Me (2010), which Simon coauthored with Victoria Bond, this story pays tribute to writer and anthropologist Hurston and weaves the basics of her life (she grew up in Eatonville, set many of her stories there, and, as an anthropologist, studied hoodoo practices in the Caribbean and American South) into a plausible fiction. Although the plot depends heavily on Carrie and Zora eavesdropping on the adults around them, this makes a satisfying read for historical fiction buffs.--Kay Weisman Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this compelling sequel to Zora and Me (both stories fictionalize the childhood of literary great Zora Neale Hurston), two best friends unearth a town's secret. In their covert late night wandering, Zora and 12-year-old narrator Carrie discover that their mute friend Mr. Polk speaks, and, in the process, they extract a promise for a story from purported witch Old Lady Bronson. Set in Florida and told in alternating chapters that switch settings between Carrie and Zora's 1903 African-American town of Eatonville and an 1855 plantation community in the same location, then called Westin, the parallel tale reveals the plight of Lucia, 11, a black orphan who sails from Europe with her friend Prisca and guardian Don Frederico into brutal enslavement. Lucia's story exerts the stronger pull in much of the novel, until the two worlds collide powerfully to highlight the "unfinished business of slavery" and reveal why the town is cursed ground. The result is a thought-provoking look at racially motivated violence and the enduring wounds of slavery. An included biography offers insight into Hurston's life and later work. Ages 10-14. Agent: Victoria Sanders, Victoria Sanders & Assoc. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Zora and me
Subjects Hurston, Zora Neale -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Fiction.
African American girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Slaves -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Florida -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Eatonville (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Cursed ground
Language English
Description 250 pages ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780763643010
0763643017
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