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Presented by Candlewick Press and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University

In this educator-focused series highlighting the work of Black authors and illustrators, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can live in classrooms.

Jul 7, 2021

Suspenseful, absorbing, powerful, unflinching, extraordinary, and rich are just some of the ways reviewers have described the fictionalized childhood story of literary genius Zora Neale Hurston written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon. Listen in as the authors speak with Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, about their inspiration for the Zora and Me trilogy and the important history and messages within that will resonate with and inform young readers.