aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Reinventing Zora Huston as a middle-school detective

This could have been a really bad idea, but it sounds like it was actually a good one: imagining that as a girl Zora Neale Huston was the black version of Harriet the Spy, or, as the New York Times puts it a “smart, spunky, fictional heroines for the tween crowd.”

Tanya Simon, a literary agent, teamed up with her friend Victoria Bond to write “Zora and Me,” which the NYT calls “evocative.” They even got buy in from the Zora Neale Hurston Trust.

Read more about how they wrote the book and its reception here.

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