Monday, May 21, 2007

Zora Neale Hurston For Kids

I'm embarrassed to say that my knowledge of Zora Neale Hurston is limited to recognizing her name. This past winter, Hartford took part in the NEA's program involving her book Their Eyes Were Watching God. The events planned for young readers and families included:

Group readings of Hurston's essay, How It Feels to be Colored Me

Story times developed around Six Fools, which appears to be adapted from Hurston's collection of folktales, Every Tongue Got to Confess

A writing project for slightly older children developed around Hurston's book of tall tales, Mules and Men.

At the very least, I should be able to read that essay.

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