Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South
ISBN: 0440314887
EAN13: 9780440314882
Language: English
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Publisher: Dell
Book Overview
Moody's famous autobiography is a classic work on growing up poor and Black in the rural South. Her searing account of life before the Civil Rights Movement is as moving as The Color Purple and as important as And Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. A history of our time . . . (and) a reminder that we cannot now relax.--Senator Edward Kennedy.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 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.