Zinn Education Project: Zora and Me

Themes: Young Activists The Arts Education Civil Rights 20th Century
Age groups: Middle School
Resource type: Books

At the Zinn Education Project website, visitors can read about Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon´s award-winning book, Zora and Me, a "coming-of-age story inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston for ages 10 and up."

The Zinn Education site offers an overview of the book as well as an excerpt.

From Zinn Ed:

"It is with sheer genius that Bond and Simon have created something for readers young and old–there are familiar references, like the 'Brazzles,' for true Zora-philes, as well as revelatory and wondrous information for those readers as yet uninitiated in the masterful storytelling of Zora Neale Hurston. This is a grand and accessible work that educates, informs, and entertains, and one that I am personally grateful was written for all of us." —Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston