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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 courage intact.

In this now classic autobiography, she

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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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"Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to . . . Courage." —Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440314882
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
120,344
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)

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"Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to . . . Courage." —-Chicago Tribune

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Lisa Reneé Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for excellence in narration for Pushkin and the Queen of Spades by Alice Randall.

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Coming of Age in Mississippi 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 56 reviews.
Juls31 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Coming Of Age In Mississippi written by Anne Moody. Anne starts the story talking about her abusive childhood by her babysitter how her babysitter blame her for burning down her parents shack. Also, Anne, gives you the details of her rebelious relationship with her mother after her mom and dad split up. Then as she got older she began to work to help out her mother with four childre while she was in school. She began to join the cvil rights movemnt by trying to get negeroes to vote and stand up for themselves. Anne was a strong woman for having a dangerous job during the early sixities working for CORE. To me she was the malcolm x of the civil rights movement but she didn't get anything accomplish because black americans were being killed everyday for trying achieve freedom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read this twice already, once in 7th grade and now in 9th grade. The second time around I find it way better since we are learning about these times in school. I find it really good and it helped me learn more about why I should be greatful. This is the kind of book Id make my kids read when Im older.
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
This had the potential of being an incredibly inspiring book. The story itself is an incredible story of a black girl - then woman - surviving and conquering rural Mississippi pre-integration. But the story is marred by the snotty attitude of Anne Moody. She is uncharismatic, judgmental, self-righteous, and vindictive. She lacks compassion for other people and their perceptions and attitudes. It's upsetting really because all she accomplished, endured, and changed is lost in her arrogance.
Lori-from-Iowa More than 1 year ago
This book started out good, but somewhere took the turn of her "tooting her own horn". And then I did this, then I did that.... While some of the things she DID, she should be proud of, I felt like there could have been more to it. Just my opinion....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book when my wife was reading it for her English Literature. I picked the book to tease my wife that the book she was reading is not a book at all since I was wrongly rather arrogantly boasting about my selections of readings great books such as Crime and Punishment. But when I started reading the book, I could not give the book back to my wife. She had to wait until I finish reading the book to work on her English assignment. It is such a powerful book.
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I could not put it down. Read it in two days.
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Beautiful. I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I friggin love this book. I recommend everybody to read it. It had me rollin lol.... READ IT NOW!! WORTH EVERY PENNY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here's a good read if you want to learn about Anne Moody how she stood here ground for equal rights for her n her race. These are my fav kind of books I like to read n learn about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to anyone, especially if you live in the south like i do. All my life i was unaware of the tragedies and horrible things that happened to my ancestors, untill i took a us history class in highschool where i was assigned toread this book. The author has a way with words; i admire her writing style. Her courage, humor and bravery inspires me to do something more with my life. I love the way she tells everything like it really was with no euphemisms. Great read, a must for all african americans. Powerful.
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KKielty More than 1 year ago
This book was a marvelous read. Since it was a requirement for a class i was very uninterested in reading it. However, the author and main character (since it is her life story) is absolutely daring, adorable, funny and thought provoking. She explains the civil rights movement from a black youths perspective. Ever wonder how someone of another race feels about you? About race? About racial inequality? Read it! It's one shocking realization after another. She simply lays out history in a way that most people dont take the time to conceptualize. A+++ :D Read it!
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