Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston (Trailblazer Biographies (PB))

Porter, A. P.

Published by Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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Synopsis: These insightful biographies highlight men and women who have struggled to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals. Along the way, these inspiring people have blazed a trail through history.

From School Library Journal: Grade 4-6-- In the last two years, there have been a number of books for young readers about African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. This volume, written in engagingly fresh prose and attractively laid out in a large, clear type, is one of the best, equal in quality to Lyons's Sorrow's Kitchen (Scribners, 1990), but for a slightly younger audience. From the well-written narrative, readers pick up not only the flavor of her times, but also the flavor of Hurston--creative, funny, abrasive, and fickle. The well-chosen and appropriately placed black-and-white photographs serve not only to extend the text, but also to put faces on the many names that crop up in the story of Hurston's eventful life. Probably the most objective look at this highly individual writer yet to appear in print for children, the book presents Hurston's life as a story, a method that surely would have met with her approval. Use of her own words vastly enhances the presentation. A foreword by her niece adds a family dimension, and the thorough index and bibliography suit this for use as a report source. Porter observes in his afterword that "Jumping at the sun ain't easy." Hurston did it. Porter has as well, and with a stellar degree of success. --Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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Title: Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neale ...
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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