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Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston

Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, “to jump at de sun”, because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you’d get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem.

And everywhere she jumped, she shined sunlight on the tales most people hadn’t been bothered to listen to until Zora. The tales no one had written down until Zora. Tales on a whole culture of literature overlooked… until Zora jumped. From the Newbery Honor–winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed the face of American literature.

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"Zora is depicted as the fun-loving, strong-willed person she most certainly was, and the text uses dialect as playfully as Zora did to transport readers into her world. Whimsical illustrations show Zora’s many worlds — country and city, school and social life — with energy and joy." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Alicia D. Williams
Illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara
ISBN 1534419136
Publication Date Jan 12, 2021
Publisher Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Language English