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Zora and me : the cursed ground

by Simon, T. R.

Format: Print Book 2020
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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.
Additional Information
Subjects Hurston, Zora Neale -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
Hurston, Zora Neale.
African American girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Slaves -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
African American girls.
Florida -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Eatonville (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
United States.
Biographical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Publisher Somerville, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2020
Edition First paperback edition.
Other Titles Zora & me :
Language English
Description 250 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781536208887
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