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5 edition of Zora and me found in the catalog.

Zora and me

the song of Ivory

by Victoria Bond

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Candlewick Press in Somerville, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hurston, Zora Neale -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Hurston, Zora Neale -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction,
  • Coming of age -- Fiction,
  • Race relations -- Fiction,
  • African Americans -- Fiction,
  • Eatonville (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction

  • About the Edition

    A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston"s childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

    Statementby Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon.
    GenreJuvenile fiction, Fiction
    ContributionsSimon, T. R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.B63693 Zo 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24002207M
    ISBN 109780763643003
    LC Control Number2009047410
    OCLC/WorldCa496594170

    The book is told from Carrie’s point of view; hence, the “Me” in the title. The action takes place in Zora Neale Hurston’s hometown of Eatonville, Florida.I can see why this book was endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust (the only project to be given such an honor, not by Hurston herself). The book is told from Carrie's point of view; hence, the "Me" in the title. The action takes place in Zora Neale Hurston's hometown of Eatonville, Florida. I can see why this book was endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust (the only project to be given such an honor, not by Hurston herself)/5(6).

    In T.R. Simon’s honest, humorous and equally heartwrenching middle grade novel, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, a young Zora Neale Hurston and her best friend, Cassie, investigate a town secret that is tied to their community's roots in ating between Hurston’s childhood in Eatonville, Florida, in and the horrors experienced on a nearby plantation in , this is an. Fourth graders, Zora and her best friends, Carrie and Teddy, search for the truth when a turpentine worker's body is found dead and beheaded on the railroad tracks. The book is told from Carrie's point of view; hence, the "Me" in the title. The action takes place in Zora /5(6).

    Full Book Notes and Study Guides. Sites like SparkNotes with a Zora and Me study guide or cliff notes. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Victoria Bond’s Zora and Me. We found no such entries for this book title. Zora and Me - Ebook written by Victoria Bond, T. R. Simon. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Zora and Me/5(20).


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Zora and me by Victoria Bond Download PDF EPUB FB2

The story in Zora and Me falls just short of keeping its contract with children as it enters the complex world of racial conflict and issues of identity. The dark subject matter that descends in the last third of the book may be more appropriate for an older, YA reader. Susan Austin, author of The Bamboo Garden Cited by: 1.

The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century.

Each book in the series is narrated Zora and me book Carrie Brown, best friend to fictionalized Zora, and takes place in the very real Eatonville /5. Zora and Me is a fictionalized children’s Zora and me book by T.R.

Simon. Following a young detective in a small Florida town, it is loosely based on the life and personality of Zora Neale Hurston, a writer in the Black Renaissance movement that emerged in Harlem, New York in the early 20th century.

The childhood of African-American literary giant Zora Neale Hurston is brought to life with this fictionalized account. At the turn of the 20th century, in the all-black town of Eatonville, Fla., Young Zora is considered both a brilliant storyteller and the town liar. Her best friend, Carrie, the me of the title, is drawn into Zora’s family and story world after her father leaves for work.

Parents need to know that Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon's Zora and Me is a fictional story that offers a historical snapshot of the childhood of famed Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale ed by Zora's friend Carrie, the story includes a mysterious murder, tales of magic and folklore, and deals with issues of abandonment, poverty and race relations in a Southern town at the 5/5.

With its combination of adventure, history, and introspection, Zora and Me will work best in classrooms—perhaps where an enticing read-aloud is needed but the audience is somewhat captive—for the times when the narrator sounds more like an adult than an year-old, commenting about how "stories guard the pictures of the selves," memory can Brand: Candlewick Press.

Zora and Me. By Victoria Bond, T. Simon. Grades.U. Genre. Fiction. Racial violence threatens a peaceful African-American town in ’s Florida in a novel inspired by the childhood of Zora Neale Hurston. Whether she's telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller.

Other Books. My most recent book, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, is a Junior Library Guild selection with starred reviews from Horn Books, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness and has been nominated for a Edgar Award in the Juvenile category.4/5.

Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon Candlewick Press Candlewick Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Pub Date 11 Sep I am reviewing a copy of Zora &Me: The Cursed Ground through Candlewick Press and Netgalley: This book is a powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood adventures/5(27).

T.R. Simon is a children's book writer. Her first book, Zora and Me, co-authored with Victoria Bond, won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent and was nominated for an Edgar Award in the category of Juvenile second book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings, co-authored with her husband Richard Simon and illustrated by Mark Siegel, won the National Jewish Book Award for.

T.R. Simon is the co-author, with Victoria Bond, of the 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.

Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost -- and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after -- young Zora’s.

About Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground. A 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. Series: Zora and Me, Book 1 Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins Categories: Children's Audiobooks, Literature & Fiction.

Racial violence threatens a peaceful African-American town in 's Florida in a novel inspired by the childhood of Zora Neale Hurston. Whether she's telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller.

Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. To prepare for the writing of this book, Simon and Bond read everything Zora Neale Hurston ever wrote.

Bond says, “Hurston’s autobiography Dust Tracks on the Road and Valerie Boyd’s Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston gave me the greatest sense of Zora’s character in terms of how her.

This is my Book Talk of Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon. This was recorded for ENH T.R. Simon is an American author of children’s book best known for her Zora and Me series.

Simon’s debut novel, Zora and Me which she co-written with Victoria Bond was the Nominated for the Edgar Award in Juvenile Fiction category and won Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award in.

A curse, the legacy of slavery, and a fight for justice collide in this fictionalized account of author Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood adventures, sequel to Simon’s Zora and Me, co-written with Victoria Bond (). Twelve-year-old Zora Neale Hurston is as brave and adventurous as her best friend, Carrie Brown, is cautious.

About Zora and Me. Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner. Endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller.

Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. 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 .Zora and Me | A Edgar Award NomineeA 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.Zora is convinced a quiet older man in their town has the power to transform into a killer gator.

Her already active imagination is further fueled by a book of gator myths and lore, and she convinces Carrie and their friend Teddy to help her investigate. Then a homless Black man is found murdered.