YOUR VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED!
7 days of nominations! 7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for the October book of 2020.
The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for October 2020 is Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
Take a minute to see what this book is all about.
Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost — and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after — young Zora’s tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora’s best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn’t merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself.
About the Authors
VICTORIA BOND and T. R. SIMON met ten years ago while working together in publishing and became fast friends. After kicking around the idea of a collaboration for years, the idea of writing a middle-grade novel about Zora Neale Hurston emerged, and both knew they had stumbled into the project of their dreams. Excited and humbled by the opportunity to expose young readers to a seminal figure in twentieth-century American letters, they discovered that Zora’s life as both field anthropologist and writer custom-fit their own backgrounds. T. R. (Tanya) Simon has an MA in anthropology, while Victoria Bond holds an MFA in creative writing.
Buy the Book
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Congratulations Victoria and T.R. for being the winner of October’s book of the month for 2020!
Feel free to leave comments below or at Goodreads.com. We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.
Keep the pages turning ladies.
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