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Coming of Age in Mississippi - Anne Moody
Coming of Age in Mississippi
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440314882 (0440314887)
ASIN: 440314887
Publisher: Dell Publishing/A Laurel Book
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
I first heard this book recommended as an alternative to The Help: a memoir about the segregated South and the civil rights movement, written by a black woman who became an activist. After reading it, I consider it an excellent alternative to all those books about the segregated South written by whi...
Nancy
Nancy rated it
4.0 Coming of Age in Mississippi
Reblogged from Shelf Inflicted I recently read Kathryn Stockett’s The Help and while I enjoyed this story tremendously, I wanted to read something that was less uplifting, more realistic, and told from the perspective of an African-American. Anne Moody’s powerful memoir was the perfect choice. ...
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
2.0
caveat - I stopped about 2/3rds of the way. The style was so emotionally flat that it "evened out" the horror of the racism she was enduring, and the events she was witnessing, with the effect of almost sanitizing them. This was compounded by Moody coming across as self-centred (at least) and arro...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
Very absorbing book during the first 3/4. I admit that I lost a little interest near the end, but overall a good solid memoir that is worth reading.
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