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

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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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About the author

In addition to her autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi, Anne Moody was the author of Mr. Death: Four Stories. She died in 2015.
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Publisher
Dell
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Published on
Sep 7, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9780307803580
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
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