This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Traces the life of the Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist, who worked to preserve the rich storytelling tradition of African-Americans in the South.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Litwin, whose previous titles include Fannie Lou Hamer: Fighting for the Right to Vote (2002), offers an engaging portrait of legendary author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston's childhood was remarkable, in part because it was spent in Eatonville, Florida, the first self-governed, all–African American town in the U.S. That groundbreaking setting, along with lively anecdotes from these early years—fights with her father, encouragement from her mother, precocious conversations with strangers—will easily spark young readers' curiosity. Well-paced later chapters follow Hurston through her remarkable career, noting her extensive research into Caribbean voodoo, and include a skimming overview of her tumultuous personal life. Generously sprinkled with excerpts from Hurston's own works and illustrated with numerous black-and-white portraits of Hurston and her prominent friends and collaborators (including Langston Hughes), this strong entry in the African-American Biography Library will draw researchers as well as browsers. Source notes for direct quotes and a bibliography of suggested readings close. Engberg, Gillian
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Enslow Publishers. Condition: New. Library Binding. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0766025365
Book Description Enslow Publishers, 2007. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0766025365
Book Description Enslow Pub Inc, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0766025365
Book Description Enslow Pub Inc, 2007. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110766025365
Book Description Enslow Pub Inc, 2007. LIB. Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 9.50x6.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0766025365