The Cursed Ground

The Cursed Ground

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, discov A powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood adventures explores the idea of collective mem...

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Title:The Cursed Ground
Author:T.R. Simon
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0763643017
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Cursed Ground Reviews

  • Jackie
    Jul 09, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

    I read this book as part of #LitReviewCrew. I have not read Zora and Me #1, although it only took two pages into the Prologue that I stopped reading and immediately ordered Zora and Me. I have not read it yet, though, and I believe that The Cursed Ground can stand alone as a story. ...

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The premise of "Zora and Me" unites many of the things I love so much about middle grade fiction. First of all, the fictionaliz...

    I received an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this novel courtesy of Candlewick Press via NetGalley. Release Date: September 11th, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press Genre: Children's Fiction, Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Rating: 5 / 5 Story Line: Zora and her be...

    This fictionalized story of the childhood of Zora Hurston is told in two parts, Zora in 1907 and Lucia in 1855. The two narratives work well to weave a history of the first incorporated all-black township in the U.S.A. through the eyes of these protagonists. This story does a wonderful...

    A story rooted in the childhood of a remarkable author, Zora Neale Hurston, and while it is a fictionalized account, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is nonetheless a remarkable tribute. In the very early part of the 20th century, hatred, prejudice, and entitlement still embodied many a ...

  • Rosemary
    Sep 16, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

  • Monique
    Dec 12, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

  • Barbara
    Feb 14, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

  • Kelly Hager
    Sep 20, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

  • Brenda
    Aug 11, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

  • Melissa Mcavoy
    Feb 24, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

  • Robert Kent
    Oct 19, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Oct 16, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

  • Linda
    Sep 03, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

  • Aeicha
    Aug 14, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

  • Penny Peck
    Feb 18, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

  • Patricia Tilton
    Dec 02, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

  • Lori
    Sep 06, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

    I read this book as part of #LitReviewCrew. I have not read Zora and Me #1, although it only took two pages into the Prologue that I stopped reading and immediately ordered Zora and Me. I have not read it yet, though, and I believe that The Cursed Ground can stand alone as a story. ...

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The premise of "Zora and Me" unites many of the things I love so much about middle grade fiction. First of all, the fictionaliz...

  • Maura
    Jul 23, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

  • Jazmen
    Nov 01, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

  • Tonja Drecker
    Dec 30, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

  • Lana
    Dec 25, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

  • Abbey Hauser
    Feb 19, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

    I read this book as part of #LitReviewCrew. I have not read Zora and Me #1, although it only took two pages into the Prologue that I stopped reading and immediately ordered Zora and Me. I have not read it yet, though, and I believe that The Cursed Ground can stand alone as a story. ...

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The premise of "Zora and Me" unites many of the things I love so much about middle grade fiction. First of all, the fictionaliz...

    I received an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this novel courtesy of Candlewick Press via NetGalley. Release Date: September 11th, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press Genre: Children's Fiction, Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Rating: 5 / 5 Story Line: Zora and her be...

  • Jean Williams
    Apr 20, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

  • Erin
    Sep 05, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

  • Cindy
    Oct 02, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

  • Library
    Nov 11, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

    I read this book as part of #LitReviewCrew. I have not read Zora and Me #1, although it only took two pages into the Prologue that I stopped reading and immediately ordered Zora and Me. I have not read it yet, though, and I believe that The Cursed Ground can stand alone as a story. ...

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The premise of "Zora and Me" unites many of the things I love so much about middle grade fiction. First of all, the fictionaliz...

    I received an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this novel courtesy of Candlewick Press via NetGalley. Release Date: September 11th, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press Genre: Children's Fiction, Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Rating: 5 / 5 Story Line: Zora and her be...

    This fictionalized story of the childhood of Zora Hurston is told in two parts, Zora in 1907 and Lucia in 1855. The two narratives work well to weave a history of the first incorporated all-black township in the U.S.A. through the eyes of these protagonists. This story does a wonderful...

  • Tahlia
    Sep 11, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

  • Michelle
    Aug 05, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Aug 15, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

  • Juli
    Sep 26, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

  • Tiana Hadnt
    Aug 23, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

  • Dani Winland
    Mar 03, 2019

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

  • Karen McKenna
    Sep 28, 2018

    There are two kinds of memory. One is the ordinary kind, rooted in things that happened, people you knew, and places you went.... The second type of memory is rooted in the things you live with, the land you live on, the history of where you belong. How on earth are we ever gonna ...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora and Me series, a fictionalized account of the childhood of African American author Zola Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston was a writer and anthropologist, writing on racial issues in the American South and Haitian voodoo. T.R. Simon cre...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is the second in a series of historical fiction written by T. R. Simon. Set in Eatonville, Florida the novel not only introduces middle grade readers to a fictionalized young Zora Neale Hurston, but also to the very first African-American incorporated vil...

    Reading stories set during the time of slavery twists the stomach into a knot. Though most of us have never and might never have to experience such a cruel era of servitude and dehumanization it?s a sore spot. A spot that smarts at the mere mention. But it?s also a time to ta...

    I don't usually like to read second books in a series before I read the first book, but I made an exception for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, and I'm glad I did. I was immediately pulled into the mystery that the two main characters find themselves involved in, but this book turned...

    This is one of the most powerful books I've read in ages. The synopsis doesn't tell anywhere near the whole story. (Which obviously is good; who wants to know everything?) This is set in two times--the early 1900s and the late 1800s, but pre-Emancipation Proclamation. Zora and her f...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel and did not realize until after reading it that it was the second in a series. It is perfect as a stand alone. This story is told in two places in time, 1855 and 1907 about the first all-black town, Eatonville Florida. The characters in 1907, ...

    Zora Neale Hurston is my favorite author and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite book. I was thrilled when I learned that there would be a series loosely based on her childhood. I devoured the first book and gave it five stars. This book was no different. I love that although t...

    Going back and forth between two time periods, this historical novel describes a community in Florida. Zora (based on famed writer Zora Neale Hurston) and her young friends deal with a white person who wants to take a neighbor's land, and the other story focuses on a young girl enslave...

    Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground is not quite a young adult novel, but it's definitely upper-age middle grade. Alas, there just isn't a kid-friendly way to discuss slavery without pretending slavery was something less horrible than what it was (don't do this, even if you're writing a tex...

    The Zora & Me series, which includes book one, Zora & Me, and book two, The Cursed Ground, is a fictionalized account of the childhood of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston during the turn of the 20th century. Each book in the series is narrated by Carrie Brown, best friend to fi...

    4.25 stars. My Video Review ...

    Published on: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I loved this story so much! It was easy to read and had such beautiful prose, that I not only read it, but felt it! The author re...

    The Cursed Ground is the second book in the Zora & Me series. Unfortunately, I missed out on the first book, but both appear to be the historical fictionalized accounts of author Zora Neale Hurston's early childhood. The story is initially narrated by Carrie and set in 1903 in Eato...

    ? All of our lives altered because a boy wanted to prove to his father that he was man enough to own other human beings.? (Page 247) So this is a brand new book that slipped in my To-Be-Read piles as it intrigued me, and is signed..this is the story of a young Zora Neale Hursto...

    Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? Zora Neale Hurston's brilliant classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is both a staple on high school reading lists AND a book that's landed on Bann...

    The writer did a great job setting up the atmosphere in most of the scenes. My mind?s eye saw a burgeoning town, given to stormy weather, moonlight and stars, humid, warm summers, farms and pastoral homes. I felt hopeful about this town, but right away I also felt trepidation for it,...

    A fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie return to solve a second mystery tied to their town?s past and the dark history of slavery. The writing is beautiful and the themes are mature and complex. Happily for the sake of the story there are also strong characters and ...

    I remember stumbling upon Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and being blown away by the writing and the book's protagonist, Janie Crawford. After that, I read everything by and about Zora Neale Hurston that I could get my hands on. I wondered about what she might have ...

    T.R. Simon skillfully captures the spirit of famous writer Zora Neale Hurston in this gripping and haunting story of her fictionalized childhood. In alternating chapters, he addresses the harsh realities of race in Jim Crow?s south in 1903, and slavery in 1855. Both Zora and Lucia?...

    5 STARS!!!!!!! ?We who thought we were free from the past were still living it out.? This is a book about place. About home. About memory. About history. About stories. About protecting all those things. Zora and Me tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend Carrie...

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This is a powerful, well written historical fiction/mystery story that follows a fictionalized young Zora Neal Hurston as her and her friends find out some ...

    Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a second novel inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. a fascinating slice of history. Eatonville, Florida, was ?the first incorporated all-black township in the United Stat...

    Woven in simple yet intricate ways, this is a tale with impact and will stay with the reader long after the last page. The author has set two stories next to each other and lets them weave back and forth. One concerns Zora and her best friend Carrie as they discover the town's mute ...

    Zora & me: The Cursed Ground is a historical-fiction for middle-grade readers, that takes place around the real life of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, as a child and her best friend, Carrie. The story changes perspective every few chapters between C...

    I read this book as part of #LitReviewCrew. I have not read Zora and Me #1, although it only took two pages into the Prologue that I stopped reading and immediately ordered Zora and Me. I have not read it yet, though, and I believe that The Cursed Ground can stand alone as a story. ...