Coming of Age in Mississippi - Anne Moody

Coming of Age in Mississippi

By Anne Moody

  • Release Date: 1992-01-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 99 Ratings


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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  • Reminded Me of Why I Teach High School History

    By ChannonNichole
    I loved the "plain folk" approach to telling this story. It is one person's story during one of the most historical eras of American history. Ms. Moody just tells us about her life and somehow it's almost unreal. I wish that I could talk to her or at least see a picture of her now. I want to pay homage to her and let her know that her experience mattered to me.
  • Thought Provoking!

    By Captivated!
    I don't think even writing a review is doing this book justice. This was not some fairy tale or novel-this was and is real life for African Americans, Blacks, Coloured, Negros, or whatever society has characterized us as. The end is so poignant that it shows that the struggle is ongoing, even in the twenty-first century. No modern day movement has absolutely no business comparing itself to the Civil Right Movement! You don't have to like the author's disposition, but she snatches the curtain back on the ugliness that still exists. Great Book!
  • Eye Opener

    By Clarion0908
    Definitely a must read. It is sad to imagine all of the brutality during the civil rights movements. I admire all of the brave souls and faced it head on to make this country what it is today.
  • Coming of age in mississippi

    By W h i tney
    I think anyone learning or interested about the civil rights movement should read this. Won't forget it
  • Great!!

    By alemartinez_92
    After i bought it and was half way thru the book dissapeared from my library but i just had to download it again :) And i LOVED the book!! Very inspiring!!!
  • Waste

    By The Golden Fish
    Stole my money. Thanks I-tunes.
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