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A. Van Jordan (Author)


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

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • December 2005
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32764-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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