Jump at de Sun; The Story of Zora Neale Hurston

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Follows the life of the Afro-American writer known for her novels, plays, articles, and collections of folklore.

Follows the life of the Afro-American writer known for her novels, plays, articles, and collections of folklore.

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Overview

Follows the life of the Afro-American writer known for her novels, plays, articles, and collections of folklore.

Follows the life of the Afro-American writer known for her novels, plays, articles, and collections of folklore.

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School Library Journal
Gr 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876145463
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Series: Trailblazers Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 95
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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