Other Works about Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance
- Boyd, Valerie. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Scribner, 2003.
- Hemenway, Robert E. Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.
- Huggins, Nathan. Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.
- Hurston, Lucy Anne, and the Estate of Zora Neale Hurston. Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Doubleday, 2004.
- Kaplan, Carla, ed. Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. New York: Doubleday, 2002.
- Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. New York: Harcourt, 1983.
- Wall, Cheryl A. Women of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
If you want to read other novelists influenced by Hurston, you might enjoy:
- Toni Morrison's Jazz, 1992
- Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, 1982
- Alice Walker's Meridian, 1976
If you want to read other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, you might enjoy:
- Langston Hughes's The Weary Blues, 1926
- James Weldon Johnson's The Book of American Negro Poetry, 1922
- Jean Toomer's Cane, 1923
"I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountains wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands."
—Zora Neale Hurston, from Dust Tracks on a Road