Coming of Age in Mississippi The Classic Autobiography of Growing up Poor and Black in the Rural South

ISBN-10: 0440314887
ISBN-13: 9780440314882
Authors: Anne Moody
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Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story -- the 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 fifties -- and 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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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Number of pages: 432 Dimensions: 4.14" wide x 6.87" long x 1.07" tall Weight: 0.440 lbs. Language: English