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Coming of Age in Mississippi
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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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"Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to . . . courage."--Chicago Tribune

"A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed . . . a timely reminder that we cannot now relax."--Senator Edward Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review "Something is new here . . . rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful."--The Nation

"Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down."--San Francisco Sun-Reporter

Originally published in 1968, Moody's book chronicles her growing up poor, female, and African American in segregated Mississippi and her participation in the civil rights movement. Lisa Renee Pitts is an engaging narrator who ably conveys Moody's perspective as a young child and well into adulthood. Racial descriptions and language reflect the prejudices of the period. Verdict This important account will be of interest to students of African American and women's history, as well as fans of Kathryn Stockett's The Help who want to learn more about mid-20th-century Southern culture.-Julie Judkins, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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