Coming of Age in Mississippi by 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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In addition to her autobiography, "Coming of Age in Mississippi", Anne Moody is the author of "Mr. Death: Four Stories".
Published January 1, 1976 by Dell Publishing. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult, History, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Ann Moody was born and grew up black in a small town in Mississippi where her Mama and Daddy sharecropped cotton before he left and Mama moved into town.

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