Zora and me : the cursed ground
by Simon, T. R.
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
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"An extraordinary, richly imagined coming-of-age story about a young Zora Neale Hurston, the long, cruel reach of slavery, and the power of community." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 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 novel 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 this Edgar Award-nominated book, acclaimed author T. R. Simon champions the strength of a people to stand up for justice.
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.
Detective and mystery fiction.
|Publisher|| Somerville, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2020
|Edition||First paperback edition.|
|Other Titles|| Zora & me :
250 p. ; 20 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.