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In 1936, teenager MacNolia Cox became the first African American finalist in the National Spelling Bee Competition. Supposedly prevented from winning, the precocious child who dreamed of becoming a doctor was changed irrevocably. Her story, told in a poignant nonlinear narrative, illustrates the power of a pivotal moment in a life.

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"Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --

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This poignant, wide-roaming narrative tells of the thwarted dreams of teenager MacNolia Cox, the first African American finalist in the National Spelling Bee.

About the Author

A. Van Jordan, the author of the much-praised MACNOLIA, lives and teaches in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393327649
Author:
Jordan, A. Van
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Jordan, A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.26x6.08x.41 in. .40 lbs.

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