Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
William Miller, Cornelius Van Wright
Age Group:
Lee & Low Books
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture

Zora is full of dreams. From the top of the chinaberry tree, she dreams of living in the cities beyond the horizon. Her father thinks she should wear dresses and leave dreaming and tree-climbing to boys. But her mother teaches Zora that like each new branch of the chinaberry tree, dreams are always within reach. This book tells the story of young Zora Hurston and the lessons she learned from her mother.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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