Diversity Reading Challenge

The Zora & Me Series has books for girls who look like me! #DiversityReadingChallenge

Not sure what to read that has an African American young woman as the main character? Here are TWO titles that can choose from that will satisfy the Diversity Reading Challenge:

Zora & Me


Zora & Me The Cursed Ground

This series is a fictionalized account of our beloved Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood. There so much fun in these stories and so much history. You know how I love to sneak in some learning while a kid is reading? Well these books fit that need. Not only will Brown kids revel in seeing themselves as main characters all kids will enjoy the mystery, the suspension and the plain old fun of these middle grade reads.

Note: the “n” word is used alot so be advised if you don’t want your child exposed to that word you might want to reach for another book instead. It’s also possible to use these books as teaching tools for black history, civil rights, cooking (Yum Southern food) or just about anything else that a good book is needed for.

Read on or both, BAM, you’re done and you’ve satisfied item #4.


By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.