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A Reader’s Guide to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Series: Multicultural Literature

By Laura Baskes Litwin

Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is a heated tale of love and passion. The novel also broke new ground celebrating folk traditions, particularly of African-American women. The folklore traditions that Hurston pursued with the trained eye of the anthropologist engage the reader and play a vital role in preserving the cultural heritage of African Americans.

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Reviews

"These guides to selected multicultural works of fiction are geared to the high school student engaged in the study of great literature classics in the classroom. Their work is considered in the context of each author's biographical background, and links are established between life events and the authors' writing. Literary devices and techniques are explained in relationship to the work being discussed."

MultiCultural Review, Fall 2010

"This series provides an accessible introduction to literary criticism for novels currently studied in many high schools . . . a definite purchase for those schools that have adopted these works as part of the curriculum."

Library Media Connection, May/June 2010

". . . a welcome resource for students that may need assistance studying the author."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2010

"Students of literature will appreciate these dense but useful discussions of notable titles popular with young adult audiences."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2010

"These excellent books analyze works of literature, describe the cultural contexts in which they are set, and provide biographical information."

School Library Journal, August 2010

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