Zora and Me and a 'Gator

The authors of Zora and Me, Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon, discuss the book.

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

Kid Reporter Maxwell Smith recently interviewed the authors of Zora and Me Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon at the Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, New York. The book is a mystery that imagines the life of famed author Zora Neale Hurston as a fourth grader. The story also includes a man-eating alligator!
Click play below to hear what Bond and Simon have to say about their collaboration, which is the first in a series of three books.

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Check out Kid Reporter Maxwell Smith's review of the book Zora and Me! And watch another video of the authors of Zora and Me talking about the influence of Zora Neale Hurston on their writing.


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