I loved this illustrated, abridged story of how Zora Neale Hurston became a writer. She loved telling and writing stories, and it showed in her writings.
I think that a child might not know who the author is, since a lot of her writing seems to be geared toward adults. Plus, she wrote quite a while ago. It is a story about reaching for your dreams, so a child might enjoy that part of it, though.
The illustrations were beautiful. I really enjoyed them, especially with the word bubbles emphasizing what had been written on the page.