Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Zora and Me + Winners

The winners of my Yummy giveaway are...

Laurie AB!, Kailia Sage!, Jennifer K!

Congrats winners :) I will be emailing you shortly and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. Thank you everyone for entering! I appreciated people sharing their favorite Lee and Low book with me, I cant wait to check them out.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week I'm waiting on...

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon

Release Date: October 12, 2010

Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost — and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after — young Zora’s tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora’s best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn’t merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself.

-Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance and I loved Their Eyes Were Watching God. Naturally, I need to learn more about her because I really don't know much. Zora is portrayed as a detective which will be cool to read about and I'm curious as to what Florida was like for African Americans when she was growing up.

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What book are you waiting on this week? Any PoC releases?