Coming of age in Mississippi / Anne Moody
By: Moody, AnneMaterial type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing, c1968Description: 384 p. ; 18 cmISBN: 0440314887; 9780440314882Subject(s): African American girls -- Mississippi -- Biography | African Americans -- Mississippi -- Biography | African American girls -- Mississippi -- Social conditions -- 20th century | African Americans -- Mississippi -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Mississippi -- Biography | Mississippi -- Race relationsDDC classification: 809 LOC classification: E185.97.M65 | A3Online resources: WorldCat details
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High school --
The story of a black girl growing up in the desperate poverty of rural Mississippi. 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 and fifties -- & to have survived with pride & courage intact. In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, & suffering of growing up in a racist society & candidly 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 & a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.