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Macnolia: Poemsby A. Van Jordan
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --
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.
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