Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

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Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground
Written by T. R. Simon
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536208887
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Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

author: T. R. Simon

series name:
Zora and Me

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.

“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)
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1536208884 /  9781536208887
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
272 / 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
Latin America; African American & Black; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
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 County, New York.
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