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Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.

As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside such prominent authors as Langston Hughes and Alain Locke during the Harlem Renaissance. But unfortunately, despite writing the luminary work Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was always short of money. Though she took odd jobs as a housemaid and as the personal assistant to an actress, Zora often found herself in abject poverty. Through it all, Zora kept writing, and though none of her books sold more than a thousand copies while she was alive,she was rediscovered a decade later by a new generation of readers, who knew they had found an important voice of American Literature.

For more about Zora Neale Hurston, visit A Mighty Girl's Zora Neale Hurston Collection.

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"This accessible biography introduces Zora Neale Hurston's remarkable life and work to a new generation of readers." - Booklist

"Zora Neale Hurston and her times come alive in this introduction for young readers." - Kirkus

"Zora's creative, hopeful, and complicated personality shines through this compelling profile." - Publishers Weekly

"[An] engaging account of Hurston's life . . . this well-documented biography is pleasurable reading as well as informative." - Horn Book

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 14
Author Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin
ISBN 0358097460
Publication Date Aug 28, 2012
Publisher Clarion Books
Language English