January 7: Zora Neale Hurston

Zora N. Hurston, author

Jan. 7, 1891-Jan. 28, 1960

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)

is for Zora in this tribute to famous women. An African-American writer
during the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston was also a folklorist and

A page about Zora Neale Hurston
is available at the VG: Voices from the Gaps Women Artists and Writers
of Color, An International Website. It offers information about
Hurston’s life and times, writings, and criticism.