Books by Mississippi Writers 1996-2010



Anne Moody


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Autobiography by Anne Moody Reprint Edition Laureleaf (Mass Market Paperback; $6.99, ISBN: 0440314887, 3/1997) 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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