Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree (Paperback)

Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree By William Miller, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator) Cover Image

Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree (Paperback)

By William Miller, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator)

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The true story of the famous writer, who as a young girl, learned about hope and strength from her mother.

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 African American writer Zora Neale Hurston, this is a story that will appeal to all readers who, like Zora, believe in their dreams.

William Miller is the award-winning author of numerous books for children for Lee & Low. Mr. Miller lives in York, Pennsylvania, where he teaches African American literature and creative writing at York College. Cornelius Van Wright and his wife Ying-Hwa Hu have illustrated dozens of award-winning books. Their illustrations have been praised by Kirkus Reviews as "bright, detailed and dynamic, vividly depicting ... characters' facial features and personalities." Van Wright, a native New Yorker, lives in New York City. Ying-Hwa Hu and her husband Cornelius Van Wright have illustrated dozens of award-winning books. Their illustrations have been praised by Kirkus Reviews as "bright, detailed and dynamic, vividly depicting ... characters' facial features and personalities." Hu, who was born in Taiwan, lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781880000335
ISBN-10: 1880000334
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 1994
Pages: 32
Language: English