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The Cursed Ground

ISBN-10: 1536208884
ISBN-13: 9781536208887
Author: Simon, T. R.
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: May 2020

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 272

Series: Zora And Me


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$5.99
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Interest Level

Grades 5-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 840L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / United States

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

Description
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. 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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