Everything you need to understand or teach Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston.
The short works of the Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston are presented in their entirety within the collection entitled Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick. Containing 21 short stories in all, the collection focuses on the two main settings of Eatonville, Florida, and New York City. The cast of characters inhabiting the stories undergo a variety of trials and tribulations, but ultimately the power of the human spirit is underscored. Over the course of the collection, Hurston addresses themes such as the black identity, the meaning of courage, and the importance of compassion.
Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick Lesson Plans contain 166 pages of teaching material, including: