Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T. R. Simon audiobook

Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

By T. R. Simon
Read by Channie Waites

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9780763643010

The Zora and Me Series: Book 2

6.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781978644717

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A 2019 Edgar Award Finalist for Best Juvenile work and one of YALSA's 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 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 tell each other about those lives.” 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 story 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 a riveting coming-of-age tale, award-winning author T. R. Simon champions the strength of a people to stand up for justice.

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Summary

Summary

A 2019 Edgar Award Finalist for Best Juvenile work and one of YALSA's 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

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 tell each other about those lives.”

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 story 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 a riveting coming-of-age tale, award-winning author T. R. Simon champions the strength of a people to stand up for justice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A stunning work of imagination and a deeply necessary read.” Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author
“Goose bumps, tears, smiles, and sighs: these were the rewards I took away from this exquisite read.” Lucy Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston and author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again

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Author Bio: T. R. Simon

Author Bio: T. R. Simon

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English