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Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
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Apr 17, 11

it was amazing
Read on April 13, 2011

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First Line: "It's funny how you can be in a story but not realize until the end that you were in one."

One Great Line: "We hopped and skipped like coal embers were grazing our toes right through our shoes" (76).

What I Thought: When I first read The Bluest Eye and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings , I realized I had heard a new voice, one that was absent from my white middle-class upbringing. I hungered to hear it again and went on to read more. What I love about Zora and Me is the fact that it brings this voice to a new generation. The authenticity of Zora's story as told through Carrie is amazing. Just read one of Hurston's short stories and then compare it. It isn't difficult to see how the Zora in Zora and Me could grow to be the author Zora Neale Hurston. There are vivid images reminiscent of Hurston's work. I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.
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