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Coming of Age in Mississippi

Paperback

Author: Moody, Anne
ISBN: 9780440314882 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal storyÑthe truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fiftiesÑand to have survived with pride and courage intact.

In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.

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