Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

By
William Miller
Grades
3
Topics
Biography, Nonfiction, Picture Storybook, Change the World, Family Matters, Historical, Girls, Black, American, No Controversial Bits
Loose Canon Approved Book
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Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

Zora is full of dreams. From the top of the chinaberry tree, she dreams of living in the cities beyond the horizon. Her father thinks she should wear dresses and leave dreaming and tree-climbing to boys. But her mother teaches Zora that like each new branch of the chinaberry tree, dreams are always within reach. Independent and full of spirit, Zora explores her hometown and listens to the stories of its people — stories her mother makes her promise to remember. But it isn't until Zora is faced with her mother's death that she realizes the importance of her promise. Based on autobiographical writings of the renowned aa writer Zora Neale Hurston, this is a story that will appeal to all readers who, like Zora, believe in their dreams. --From the website at Penguin Random House

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